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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
09/24/2008
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It has been my experience that schools are often very protective of the rights of the accused but seem to ignore the rights of the victim. What suggestions do you have for school administrators and advocat...
Stacia
09/24/2008
arrow icon Yes, we've seen this too. Due process and fairness are impor...
Margaret
09/24/2008
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What are your thoughts about anonymous reporting? Would you recommend a form that is available online and submitted to public safety or through a more confidential place like health services?
trish
09/24/2008
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Amy
09/24/2008
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Margaret
09/24/2008
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I am currently working on an initiative to increase reports of sexual and relationship violence on campus. We know students talk to their friends, so we hope to create a peer resource group that would be ...
Melissa
09/24/2008
arrow icon I haven't seen any program evaluations of such programs, but...
Margaret
09/24/2008
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Mr. Carter had a generally favorable opinion of "Robbie's Law". However, you also object to mandatory reporting to local law enforcement of allegations of rape and sexual assault on campus. Wou...
Catherine Engel
09/24/2008
arrow icon Yes it is SOC's position that there should only be a joint i...
Daniel Carter
09/24/2008
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What are some reasons for victims of sexual violence to not report the crime?
Jeremy K.
09/24/2008
arrow icon On top of all of those other good reasons not to report, som...
Lynne Rybicki
09/24/2008
arrow icon There are many reasons that victims elect not to report to t...
Daniel Carter
09/24/2008
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Margaret
09/24/2008
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Are there any sample policies for responding to sexual assault on campus that are available to view online?
BR
09/24/2008
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Margaret
09/24/2008
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What type of training, classes or special certificates must someone posses to help those victims on campus who have become victims of rape or assault?
MM
09/24/2008
arrow icon Your local rape crisis center may be able to help you with t...
Margaret
09/24/2008
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Our state doesn't protect victim-advocate confidentiality. How do we convince univ. administrators that survivors and the campus as a whole are not served by forcing advocates to reveal survivor names to ...
Andrea
09/24/2008
arrow icon It is also important to tell them that neither the Clery Act...
Daniel Carter
09/24/2008
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Margaret
09/24/2008
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Please discuss your thoughts about requiring college campus personnel to report allegations of sexual assault on campus to local law enforcement.
Catherine Engel
09/24/2008
arrow icon Just my opinion - The decision to report on a college campus...
Lynne Rybicki
09/24/2008
arrow icon I agree with Daniel that this is not a good idea.
Margaret
09/24/2008
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Daniel Carter
09/24/2008
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I am currently in a Masters program for social work, and I have several classmates who have shown a great interest in sexual violence on college campuses. What are some of the current statistics related t...
Andrea
09/24/2008
arrow icon Here are some that may be helpful:2002Fisher, Bonnie S., Fra...
Bonnie Fisher
09/24/2008
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Daniel Carter
09/24/2008
arrow icon You can find links to several studies and statistical resour...
Margaret
09/24/2008
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What are some examples of bystander training? Are there promising programs?
marlene
09/24/2008
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Margaret
09/24/2008
arrow icon I am quite new to the sexual assault field. Can you share mo...
Holly Dutton
09/24/2008
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Margaret
09/24/2008
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Thank you for facilitating this web session. As a clinical educator within a healthcare system that also has a college on one of our campuses, can you offer current resources that we can investigate as bes...
Dianne Ditmer
09/24/2008
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Margaret
09/24/2008
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At our institution, we are trying to sort out the overlap between sexual harassment and sexual assault, particularly as it relates to mandated reporting. Title IX involves a judicial capacity whereas Cler...
Amy Howton
09/24/2008
arrow icon Thanks, Daniel. Could you clarify how a sexual harassment r...
Amy Howton
09/24/2008
arrow icon Under Title IX sexual assault is viewed as an extreme form o...
Daniel Carter
09/24/2008
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How can college administrators be made to focus on student safety when it comes to balancing permitted alcohol use on campus and the funding received from endowments and other outside areas? The subject o...
Lynne Rybicki
09/24/2008
arrow icon With funding sources being everything from Federal to Philan...
Lynne Rybicki
09/24/2008
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Margaret
09/24/2008
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I am a Judicial Officer at an institution of Higher Learning. What role should the office of Judicial Affairs play in responding to Sexual Violence on a University campus?
Angela
09/24/2008
arrow icon It is also essential that someone work with them who won't e...
Marcia L.
09/24/2008
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Daniel Carter
09/24/2008
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Most student victims do not have the financial resources to pursue civil litigation. What do you say to these victims who have been raped but find themselves facing a campus that ignores this crime?
Susan Russell
09/24/2008
arrow icon This is a huge problem. I often refer students to the Victim...
Margaret
09/24/2008
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Do you think the Amethyst Initiative (increased underage drinking) will increase sexual assults on campuses?
Peggy Oba
09/24/2008
arrow icon Reducing the drinking age would increase access to alcohol i...
Daniel Carter
09/24/2008
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What work is being done to create a national momentum to enact Robbie's Law in all 50 states? This law would solve many of the problems victims face when dealing with campus police right after a rape occur...
Susan Russell
09/24/2008
arrow icon Robbie's Law, named for a student who died on campus and who...
Daniel Carter
09/24/2008
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What do you believe to be the most effective way to involve men in prevention discussions without immediately making them defensive? I realize that letting them know what they can do to help (bystander in...
Jane
09/24/2008
arrow icon Good question. Avoiding paternalism is a real concern. Havin...
Margaret
09/24/2008
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Are you collaborating with the local Rape and Sexual Assault Centers that provide forensic exams? How are you keeping the students aware of these agencies services?
D. Martin
09/24/2008
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Margaret
09/24/2008
arrow icon SOC is developing a program to work with local SAC's and pro...
Daniel Carter
09/24/2008
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I have heard that colleges have procedures where they have the victim believe into thinking that they should just leave the matter to the University Police instead of taking it to the local police in order...
Marisela Lara
09/24/2008
arrow icon For more information about the characteristics of sexual vic...
Bonnie Fisher
09/24/2008
arrow icon The jurisdiction of campus police can vary widely from insti...
Daniel Carter
09/24/2008
arrow icon Studies have shown that for rapes involving female college s...
Daniel Carter
09/24/2008
arrow icon We certainly hear accounts all the time that students have f...
Margaret
09/24/2008
arrow icon Campus police are often as qualified, if not more, than loca...
Daniel Carter
09/24/2008
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What would you say to college administrators who are leary of starting a rape awareness program or victims' services on campus because they believe it is bad publicity? In other words, they believe that p...
Lori K. Suddert
09/24/2008
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Andrea
09/24/2008
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Margaret
09/24/2008
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I am a crime victim advocate working at a large public university. Very few sexual assaults are reported to our campus police department--only 1-2 each year. Obviously, there are more than 1-2 assaults tak...
Suzanne
09/24/2008
arrow icon In our work with students, we've heard again and again that ...
Margaret
09/24/2008
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As a Law Enforcement Investigator I applaud you addressing this topic. As a parent, with one child already in college, what is the best way to discuss with our student/children? jfeweber@satx.rr.com
John F. Weber
09/24/2008
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Margaret
09/24/2008
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