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I am curious about the dynamics of sexual assault within gangs - Is this something you have seen used as an initiation to the gang or perhaps as a method of power and control over members? Also, do yo...
Trisha Smith
11/18/2009
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Jeff
11/23/2009
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How do you encourage youth that don't experience the love at home not to fall into the clutches of gangs as a way to have their identity?
Kim Robertson
11/18/2009
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Jeff and Pam
11/25/2009
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Do you think the government is doing all it can to end gang violence? If not what more can be done? Where in the list of priorities is the issue of gangs? What can ordinary people in the community do to en...
Greg Lucero
11/18/2009
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Pamela
11/23/2009
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Jeff
11/23/2009
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Tony Ostos
11/23/2009
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The fact that the majority of LE Agencies in my 8 Counties Area have gang suppression units and all of the middle & high schools have School Resource Officers assigned, points to how serious gang viole...
Dwight Phipps
11/18/2009
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Jeff and Pam
11/23/2009
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In reference to gang violence it appeared that more programs were being developed to address the problem of gang violence, however I have not seen any new stats to support a decline. Are there programs in...
Diana
11/18/2009
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Jeff and Pam
11/23/2009
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Did you work for the gang school in Richmond, CA? If so where is it located and what exactly do you teach them?
Tasha
11/18/2009
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Jeff & Pam
11/23/2009
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In the area of Georgia that I service there is a general denial by children and parents involved in gangs. How do I as a service provider break through the silence to provide the best care possible?
Alyson Mattox
11/18/2009
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Jeff
11/23/2009
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Do you believe that Domestic Violence and Gang Violence havee some of the same characteristics?
Latoya McNair
11/18/2009
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Pamela
11/23/2009
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My city had a murder of one of our primary gang offenders this week and now we are all just waiting for the retaliation to his murder. That being said, my question is, what crisis intervention(s) techniqu...
Sarah
11/18/2009
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Jeff & Pamela
11/23/2009
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What type of resources should be provided to a tight knit group of teens when one of the members or one of their relatives is a victim of gang related violence?
Liz Whitlinger
11/18/2009
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Pamela
11/23/2009
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Hope Haff LICSW
11/23/2009
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Hope Haff LICSW
11/23/2009
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How do you explain to a juvenile that association can bring on assimilation? Thanks,
Kim Robertson
11/18/2009
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Jeff
11/23/2009
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With the rise of gang recruitment happening on school campuses, including highschool and middle schools, what suggestions do you have for school personel in order to address this issue with there students ...
Brittany Reid
11/18/2009
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Jeff and Pam
11/23/2009
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I serve as a Regional Victim Advocate for the Florida Attorney General's Office. I have noticed that gang violence in our Middle, High Schools & community are on the increase. What gang reduction strat...
Dwight Phipps
11/18/2009
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Jeff and Pam
11/25/2009
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Meena Harris
11/23/2009
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Are there any national or federal resources available to help with witness/victim relocation?
TT
11/18/2009
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Pamela
11/23/2009
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CVC in Texas
11/23/2009
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I have noticed that even in smaller cities like Lubbock, Texas gang violence is on the rise. What seems to be the reason that smaller cities are experiencing such a population of offenders?
Diana
11/18/2009
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Tony Ostos
12/08/2009
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Jeff and Pam
11/23/2009
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What is the best way to reach juveniles without alienating them?
Alyson Mattox
11/18/2009
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Jeff and Pam
11/18/2009
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From ROOT INC : What is the operational definition of who a victim is? How do we disseminate support information to victims?
Kenneth Barnes
11/18/2009
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Hope Haff LICSW
11/19/2009
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Jeff & Pamela
11/18/2009
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How can the media be used to help educate the public regarding gang related issues specifically the complications inolved in working with victims?
carroll ann ell
11/18/2009
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Jeff & Pamela
11/18/2009
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Here are some items I would like to obtain from others so Spokane does not have to re-invent the wheel: 1. I am interested in knowing if anyone has a copy of a complete Gang Assessment that we coul...
Bailey Roberts
11/18/2009
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Jeff and Pam
11/18/2009
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What suggestions do you have in trying to get victims of gang violence to participate in the prosecution of cases when they have been or are in fear of retaliation from gang members?
Latasha
11/18/2009
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Hope Haff LICSW
11/19/2009
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Jeff and Pam
11/18/2009
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I run a teen program of 45-75 teens at any given time. We often have teens in my group that are directly and indirectly affected by gang violence. What do you suggest as a way to broach the topic with the...
Liz Whitlinger
11/18/2009
arrow icon Liz, Establishing trust with them is so important. Letting t...
Jeff & Pamela
11/18/2009
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Have you found any difficulties building rapport or trust with victims of gang violence? If so, what have you done to create an environment of trust?
Rachel Haire
11/18/2009
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Rachel Haire
11/18/2009
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Jeff and Pam
11/18/2009
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My question is: In working with the suvivors of a deceased victim of gang violence that was gang involved, how do you get past the denial of gang involvement by parents to prevent other younger siblings th...
Tony Ostos
11/18/2009
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Jeff & Pamela
11/18/2009
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In Boston where I live and practice, many victims are former gang members who want to leave the gang because they have started families or gotten smarter. They often have heard in advance that they are ma...
Hope Haff LICSW
11/18/2009
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Roy Martin
11/19/2009
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Jeff and Pam
11/18/2009
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