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Strengthening Sexual Assault Victims' Rights to Privacy
 
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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
04/15/2009
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How do privacy rights for sexual assault victims differ from those for other types of crime victims?
mbt
04/15/2009
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Jessica Mindlin
04/29/2009
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Often times when working with a victim/survivor of sexual assault they have the opportunity to attend and speak at a parole board hearing for the defendant. What is said is recorded and the defendant can h...
Nicole
04/15/2009
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Shari Barrett
04/20/2009
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Joanne
04/20/2009
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When adhering to the a victim's rights to privacy, is there a certain pattern that we need to follow? I heard that we were suppose to adhere to legal first, then ethical, and then company policy is this c...
Kim Robertson
04/15/2009
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Joanne
04/20/2009
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To your knowledge, have there been any recent cases in which a rape crisis counselor or related professional has been held liable in reference to duty to warn responsibilities? Do you feel these statutes t...
Kelli Callahan
04/15/2009
arrow icon I am not aware of any such recent cases. Understanding what...
Joanne
04/20/2009
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Jessica Mindlin
04/15/2009
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What are some common barriers/obstacles victim service providers experience when trying to protect the rights of sexual assault victims?
JenM
04/15/2009
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Joanne
04/20/2009
arrow icon Some of the most common barriers include: 1) Providers' and ...
Jessica Mindlin
04/15/2009
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How can I better serve as a Victim Advocate to better serve Vic of sexual Assault during trial?
Yolanda Santiag
04/15/2009
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Jessica Mindlin
04/29/2009
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Joanne
04/15/2009
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Do victims' rights to privacy vary by State? Is there a Web site or database where we can search for the information for our State?
Rachel
04/15/2009
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Jessica Mindlin
04/15/2009
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Joanne
04/15/2009
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Please discuss how patient privacy regulations prevent sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs)from physically releasing hard copies of their SANE written documentation of patient exams to law enforcement? ...
Laura Maguire
04/15/2009
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Jessica Mindlin
04/15/2009
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How do we help other collaborating agencies know how important our victim's rights are?
Kim Robertson
04/15/2009
arrow icon The bulletin that OVC will release on its website later this...
Joanne
04/20/2009
arrow icon Yes, I can provide some samples. If you email OVC at OVCprov...
Jessica Mindlin
04/15/2009
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Sharon
04/15/2009
arrow icon There is also a very thorough discussion of the importance o...
Jessica Mindlin
04/15/2009
arrow icon Thank you Ms. Joanne
Kim Robertson
04/15/2009
arrow icon One of the best ways that you can convey the importance of v...
Joanne
04/15/2009
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Jessica Mindlin
04/15/2009
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VAWA's recent non-reporting mandate requires that a victim of sexual assault is to be able to get a code-r kit without cooperating with law enforcement. Our county has decided to allow non-reporting victim...
Amber Rheaume
04/15/2009
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Jessica Mindlin
04/29/2009
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Joanne
04/20/2009
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In some RI victim compensation claims, we obtain medical records to verify treatment. I prefer not to keep the records in our file. What might be the best practice: to return the records to the medical p...
Judy Farley
04/15/2009
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Jessica Mindlin
04/16/2009
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Joanne
04/15/2009
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Victims deserve the “right” to decide if strangers (law enforcement, advocates or medical) enter into their treatment or simply have knowledge of the assault -unless it is a protected group. ...
Lynne Rybicki
04/15/2009
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Jessica Mindlin
04/29/2009
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Joanne
04/15/2009
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Are universities under any obligation to contact the parents of a student who is sexually assaulted on campus? Or is this a violation of her privacy?
Lori Sudderth
04/15/2009
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Jessica Mindlin
04/15/2009
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Joanne
04/15/2009
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I have been informed that I can't call a Victim Advocate until I meet the victim/patient face to face because that would be a violation of HIPPA. Our patients often come from a distance and so we will ofte...
Pam Turner
04/15/2009
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Jessica Mindlin
04/15/2009
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Joanne
04/15/2009
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What is the most important piece of information, regarding sexual assault victims' rights to privacy, a person just starting out in working with victims of sexual assault needs to know?
Sharon
04/15/2009
arrow icon Finally, it is important that the provider, and also the vic...
Jessica Mindlin
04/15/2009
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Jessica Mindlin
04/15/2009
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Jessica Mindlin
04/15/2009
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Joanne
04/15/2009
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Ms. Jessica Mindlin and Ms. Joanne Zannoni to the OVC Web Forum. They are available to answer your questions on best p...
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