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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC’s Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other ...
OVCRC
01/28/2009
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I am currently in the last semester of my Masters in Social Work degree and have chosen to focus on trauma and victim services as a specialty. From your experience in the field, what have you identified a...
Jessica
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Do you know of any human trafficking cases in Wyoming?
Gwen
01/28/2009
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safehaven
03/24/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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What changes, if any, would you like to see happen on the Federal level regarding this topic? Do you think Obama being in office will make a difference?
Colene
01/28/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Rissa
01/28/2009
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Are there different types of labor trafficking?
BT
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Assessing whether or not a person is a victim can be difficult. Initially, a tip may not sound like a trafficking case but all the facts have not emerged. What is the best method for assessing a case and ...
Stephen Allen
01/28/2009
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A.C.H
11/18/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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Do most of the survivors you have worked with desire help in finding job, education, social services, etc., or do they want to be left alone? I know many foreign born survivors may want to go back home.
Candice
01/28/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Particularly in labor cases, it is likely that law enforcement will encounter male victims. Since historically most victims of human trafficking are female (in my experience), I'm curious as to what you vi...
MattGallagher
01/28/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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Rissa
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Can you address the challenge of identifying child victims subjected to labor trafficking and the different ways force, fraud, or coercion may be recognized as compared to working with adult victims? Plea...
D.C.
01/28/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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This issue does not seem to get much attention in Albany, NY. I would imagine that in reality, there is a problem here as well. Why do you think this issue is going undetected? Or is it?
Victoria Leigh
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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In your experience, can you identify any specific strategies that are effective in working with victims of labor trafficking vs. sex trafficking? Are best practices consistent for these sub-sets of individ...
Amy Fleischauer
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Good afternoon, and thanks for taking part in this discussion. Do either of you have any advice for advocating to ICE on behalf of labor trafficking clients? We have found they they are less likely to op...
Tracy ODowd
01/28/2009
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Bill Bernstein
01/28/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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I've been running into the same issue when helping clients find a job. The language barrier is pretty huge as we all know. I'm already enrolling my clients in basic education and ESL courses, along with ...
Rissa
01/28/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Stacey
01/28/2009
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Are statistics related labor trafficking available?
Rachel T.
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
arrow icon Statistics are also gathered from Dept. of Justice --they co...
Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Elise Garvey
01/28/2009
arrow icon Could you please tell me what the ILO stands for? Thanks!
cindyn
01/28/2009
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Stephen Allen
01/28/2009
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Jose Olivera
01/28/2009
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Naomi
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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I would like to know if there is any training or seminars that deal with human trafficking.
laura
01/28/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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Where do you go for assistance with trafficking victims besides Law Enforcement?
Sherri Michel
01/28/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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I was wondering if you also work or collaborate with any domestic violence agencies; what we have seen is that some immigrant victims of domestic violence are also victims of human trafficking and vice ver...
Talaun Thompson
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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Ms. Burke, how was it working with enslaved persons? In which way did you help them?
Jose Olivera
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Ms. Kaufka, I am in the process of collaborating with a handful of others to create a statewide Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign. I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on the how to successfull...
Annie Dowling
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Sherri Michel
01/28/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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How can service providers effectively provide assistance to victims of trafficking when almost all of the victims are not U.S. citizens or may not be residents of the perspective state?
Kintisha
01/28/2009
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Florrie Burke
01/28/2009
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Katherine
01/28/2009
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