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Are there any studies to support the fact that women with mental illness experience domestic violence at a higher rate than other women with disabilities?
Camille Ruff
03/11/2010
arrow icon Peg Nosek at Baylor has done as much research as anyone on v...
Dan L. Petersen
04/05/2010
arrow icon Yes, check out Carole Warshaw, M.D.project in Chicago The Do...
Leslie
03/11/2010
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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 topics...
OVCRC
03/11/2010
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What are some common obstacles or barriers that are experienced by individuals representing crime victims with disabilities?
TonyR
03/11/2010
arrow icon Certainly some of the barriers that exist can be overcome wi...
Leslie
03/11/2010
arrow icon Great question. Obviously, trust is a big issue for any vict...
Dan Petersen
03/11/2010
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Are there any local law enforcement agencies that you consider Models in their efforts to try to ensure rights for crime victims with disabilities?
Tim Woods
03/11/2010
arrow icon In Springfield, Illinois, the police collaborated with commu...
Leslie
03/11/2010
arrow icon Hi Tim, I do not know of any model programs but that does no...
Dan Petersen
03/11/2010
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our state allows video-testimony for some child witness to violence, there is a workgroup looking into a developing a similar protocol for victims w/disabilities. Are there other states out there that have...
CJ Doxtater
03/11/2010
arrow icon I am unaware of any states, you might want to check with Dr....
Leslie
03/11/2010
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What are some cultural competence strategies to use in communicating with sexual assault victims with developmental disabilities? Particularly if non-verbal, is there a resource on use of anatomically cor...
Kate
03/11/2010
arrow icon OVC has two great resources, CD's and a workbook on Victims ...
Allison
04/05/2010
arrow icon One thing to remember is that whatever method is used it sho...
Leslie
03/11/2010
arrow icon Kate, There are resources on this. I would expect that PCAR...
Dan Petersen
03/11/2010
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Are there any strategies that you could recommend to use in providing supports for sexual assault victims with disabilities during the MFE?
Kate
03/11/2010
arrow icon Kate, A primary strategy during a medical forensic examinati...
Dan Petersen
03/11/2010
arrow icon Taking your tome and explaining every step. There are many ...
Leslie
03/11/2010
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What is the current movement toward assuring victims of crime, especially the elderly or vulnerable adult, is provided legal representation in court proceedings. In particular, adult protective services o...
Mary
03/11/2010
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Leslie
03/11/2010
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I am in the process of exploring the development of a protocol to ensure that individuals with disabilities in Iowa, who are victims of violence and abuse, receive appropriate and effective victim services...
Lionel Foster
03/11/2010
arrow icon Thank you for your helpful information. I am very familiar w...
Lionel Foster
04/07/2010
arrow icon OVW offers a grant that is focused on collaboration. In Mil...
Leslie
03/11/2010
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Do you have any advice on how to get a victim to acknowledge a disability? I have had clients in the past that will adamantly deny that they have a disability, though they receive disability benefits and ...
micah
03/11/2010
arrow icon Micah, This is a difficult question that I could only answer...
Dan Petersen
03/11/2010
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Leslie
03/11/2010
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There seems to be so many nuances to the ADA ... How can it be utilized to ensure rights for crime victims with disabilities?
Cheryl
03/11/2010
arrow icon There is a premise to the ADA and it is the basis, I believe...
Dan Petersen
03/11/2010
arrow icon Certainly the ADA is meant to ensure access as well as servi...
Leslie
03/11/2010
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have tested some tty victim helplines and found them to be dysfunctional. what are good ways to encourage organizations to rountinely check these lines and have trained staff to help? (fully aware that tty...
travis fritsch
03/11/2010
arrow icon I have to agree with Dan. Everyone knows right away when the...
Leslie
03/11/2010
arrow icon Travis, My experience is that TTY problems are more common t...
Dan Petersen
03/11/2010
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most states require victims be informed about the status of their cases (trial dates, etc.) and/or their offender (e.g., incarcerated, to be released, etc.). Can y'all offer examples of 'best practices' fo...
travis fritsch
03/11/2010
arrow icon Not sure if there is a difference between informing victims ...
Leslie
03/11/2010
arrow icon Travis, As you know all victims have a right to notification...
Dan Petersen
03/11/2010
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Is there a comprehensive list that includes types of disabilities? If so, does it include services available for crime victims or service providers relating to each type of disability?
Brooke Ellison
03/11/2010
arrow icon Mary, To get a direct answer to this question, you could con...
Dan Petersen
03/11/2010
arrow icon I would guess that most do not, I work at an ILC and we have...
Leslie
03/11/2010
arrow icon Do ILCs have access to funds or services for elderly and vul...
Mary
03/11/2010
arrow icon Brooke, It is difficult for me to answer your question since...
Dan Petersen
03/11/2010
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what is the best approach in dealing with victims who say their disability is mental illness when their veracity is in question as to the events of the crime.
anita Woods
03/11/2010
arrow icon Hi Anita, Thanks for the question. Since it is a bit diffic...
Dan Petersen
03/11/2010
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Leslie
03/11/2010
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Ms. Leslie Myers and Dr. Dan Petersen to the OVC Web Forum. They are available to answer your questions on ensuring ri...
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