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OVCRC
08/26/2009
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I am starting to realize that although my county does not have housing available to victims of Sexual Assault, we do have a DV Shelter (one home) available but we have many other resources available as wel...
Suzanne Mazoff
08/26/2009
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susan cash
08/16/2010
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Please provide information on homeless victims of sexual assault who are children ages 5-16
Smith, Benitra
08/26/2009
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Jim Garrett
04/22/2010
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Katya Smyth
08/26/2009
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Jessy Haywood
08/26/2009
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Is a homeless individual more at-risk for sexual violence than other populations?
Laura
08/26/2009
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Jessy Haywood
08/26/2009
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When dealing with homeless, the first issue addressed tends to be the fact that the individual is homeless. What technique is utilized to encourage them to seek counseling for the assualt given their focu...
Human Services
08/26/2009
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Katya Smyth
08/26/2009
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Is there any data available that compares prevalence of sexual violence among different marginalized populations? For example, incidences of SV perpetrated against homeless versus mentally disabled versus ...
Adrienne
08/26/2009
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Katya Smyth
08/26/2009
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I would appreciate any suggestions you have for getting long-term counseling services for homeless victims of SA. We are a very rural state, with limited and long-distance resources, particularly when ...
suzanne
08/26/2009
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Katya Smyth
08/26/2009
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Jessy Haywood
08/26/2009
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TT
08/26/2009
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How common is sexual assault for homeless women?
SmithMSU
08/26/2009
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Katya Smyth
08/26/2009
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Elynne Greene
08/26/2009
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Have you looked at the "Bumfights" videos and do you think they have a significant role in the sexual assault of the homeless?
Beth
08/26/2009
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Jessy Haywood
08/26/2009
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In working with many homeless clients who are victims of incest they tend to experience many trust issues in relationships, even years later (understandably so). What is the best way to go about discussin...
TT
08/26/2009
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Katya Smyth
08/26/2009
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Our agency is DV/SV shelter and service center. How can we best assist the population of women homeless prior to the assault in a community with few resources for the homeless? The women will likely be hom...
Deborah Lloyd
08/26/2009
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Katya Smyth
08/26/2009
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Deborah Lloyd
08/26/2009
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Katya Smyth
08/26/2009
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How are homeless youth ages 13-21 provided service. Also are victim service agencies aware of runaway and homeless youth programs across the country that provide shelter and crisis intervention to homeles...
Kelli Geist
08/26/2009
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Jessy Haywood
08/26/2009
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Kelli
08/26/2009
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Jessy Haywood
08/26/2009
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carol
08/26/2009
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Gail Davis
08/26/2009
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Jessy Haywood
08/26/2009
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Elynne Greene
08/26/2009
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Are there any best practices for keeping track of homeless people who have sex crimes cases pending in the criminal justice system? Most offices are willing to prosecute these cases, but finding a homeles...
kristina
08/26/2009
arrow icon Katya,Thank you for your suggestions. I work for the Nation...
Kristina
08/26/2009
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Elynne Greene
08/26/2009
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Katya Smyth
08/26/2009
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In our County, unless the Sexual Assault is a part of a Domestic Violence situation, there is no housing for victims of sexual assault. In the past year, there has only been two SA cases in which clients n...
Suzanne Mazoff
08/26/2009
arrow icon Thanks Jessie,I have explored www.nsvrc.org as well. Perhaps...
Suzanne Mazoff
08/26/2009
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Jessy Haywood
08/26/2009
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What techniques do you utilize in assisting homeless survivors of assault who refuse services, such as shelter, medical treatment, ect?
Andrea Donovan
08/26/2009
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Katya Smyth
08/26/2009
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Jessy Haywood
08/26/2009
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As a prosecutor, one of my biggest challenges has been finding the victim when she/he is needed for pre trial matters and trial. Do you have any suggestions for best practices for prosecutors in addressin...
MOPS FVRP
08/26/2009
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Katya Smyth
08/26/2009
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Jessy Haywood
08/26/2009
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Ms. Jessy Haywood and Ms. Katya Fels Smyth to the OVC Web Forum. They are available to answer your questions on best p...
OVCRC
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