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I want to start a crime service program out of my home just informing crime victims of the victim compensation. I don't have a bachelor degree but I just want to provide assistance. Do I have to be a non p...
Latanya
02/12/2009
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC’s Web Forum Guest Host Session Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this an...
OVCRC
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Besides Parents of Murdered Children and Compassionate Friends are there any other organizations in the US specifically for families of victims of domestic violence homicides. If so, where are they. I am ...
Becky
05/14/2008
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T. Woods
05/14/2008
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I apologize if this is too specific of a question, but I was reviewing the Guidebook, and in the section about sexual assault, you mention SANE programs. Is there an electronic list, or an organization we...
Cheryl
05/14/2008
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T. Woods
05/14/2008
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As a Victim advocate,what would your initial approach be to an injured/traumatized Victim in an office setting? This victim was just discharged from the hospital.
BILL FIORE
05/14/2008
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Blanca Cornejo
12/11/2008
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T Woods
05/14/2008
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Unfortunately, I'm beginning to see more victimizations of people with mental retardation. What is one of the most important "rules" that I can pass along to other first responders, like myself, ...
lbr
05/14/2008
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T Woods
05/14/2008
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Tim, Do you have any experience working with Military installations. I am a victim advocate at a military base and find it hard to speak with victims of domestic violence and sexual assaults when respondin...
Monique
05/14/2008
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T. Woods
05/14/2008
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forensicnurse
05/14/2008
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As a first responder, our job is sometimes made more difficult by media arriving on the scene at the same time. Are there other tips we can use to best serve the victim who may have already been approached...
P. Cooke
05/14/2008
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T. Woods
05/14/2008
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Would you consider First Response to Victims of Crime a good training tool for police officers? Are you aware of any in-person trainings?
TomL
05/14/2008
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T Woods
05/14/2008
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How do we identify if a victim has a mental illness so that an officer can respond appropriately?
Mark S.
05/14/2008
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T. Woods
05/14/2008
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Victims may react differently to one trauma than another (i.e. a sexual assault victim vs a robbery victim). Do you offer suggestions on, or does First Response to Victims of Crime address, how to assist v...
JenR
05/14/2008
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T Woods
05/14/2008
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My question is specific to victims of crime with disabilities. I would like to know why there cannot be a demographic added to Incident Crime Reports that officers complete in the field to indicate a vict...
Carolyn
05/14/2008
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Laana
05/21/2008
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Laana
05/14/2008
arrow icon I am interested in this, too. It is difficult to get actual...
Peggy Owens
05/14/2008
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T. Woods
05/14/2008
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Tim, Please speak about best practices regarding follow up contact with victims of crime; what do other agencies provide, what types of contacts are made as follow up to the initial victim contact?
Marcia Romano
05/14/2008
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T. Woods
05/14/2008
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Becky
05/14/2008
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T Woods
05/14/2008
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