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I recently started as a Restorative Justice Specialist and will be facilitating Victim Impact Panels for drinking and driving as well as distracted driving, such as texting while driving. Any suggestions o...
Clint
05/29/2012
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VIP - Parents of Physically Abused Children. I'm looking for a panel whose target audience is parents who missed the warning signs that their child was being physically abused. Target region is southern Ca...
Leanne S.
06/14/2010
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Are you aware of any resources or materials we can use to help prepare victims for the emotional toll that often comes with participating in a victim impact panel?
Michelle
05/26/2010
arrow icon Another option is to have victims observe a panel so they ca...
Dan Levey
06/14/2010
arrow icon I would encourage you to review the OVC curriculum Listen an...
Suzanne Neuhaus
05/26/2010
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Has any research been done to measure the effectiveness of victim impact panels - whether on the benefits to victims/survivors or the effect on offenders?
Susan P
05/26/2010
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Jill Weston
05/27/2010
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Do you know of any training available to help guide victims through this process?
C Mason
05/26/2010
arrow icon I serve on the Victim's Advisor Board to the American Correc...
Pat Lupson
05/27/2010
arrow icon OVC has a great guidline. States like Maryland, Pennsylvani...
Pat Lupson
05/26/2010
arrow icon Interesting you ask! I have informally facilitated training...
Suzanne Neuhaus
05/26/2010
arrow icon I do not know of any formal training. In my program, we scre...
Sheri Sikes
05/26/2010
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Are victim impact panels linked to lower recidivism of offenders?
DR
05/26/2010
arrow icon Fortunately, there is some research and evaluation in this a...
Jill Weston
05/27/2010
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I facilitate DUI Victim Impact Panels. I would like ideas for how to elicit safety plans (pre-planned ideas for getting home when you're impaired) that are 'real' and effective.
Larry Hames
05/26/2010
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Jill Weston
05/26/2010
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I have been going into prisons since 1997 telling the story about my daughter and grandson's murder in 1993. Victim Impact panels and classes are a must in all facilities. I would like to know how to spr...
Pat Lupson
05/26/2010
arrow icon Maryland - however, we have been as far away as Washington S...
Pat Lupson
05/26/2010
arrow icon Hi Pat-Many agencies that I have worked with are fearful of ...
Jill Weston
05/26/2010
arrow icon Pat, what state are you in?
Sheri Sikes
05/26/2010
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What is the average starting salary for a VIP Coordinator?
Summer
05/26/2010
arrow icon Unfortunately I do not know of any agencies who have civil s...
Jill Weston
05/26/2010
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As a presentor in VIP programs - I encourage everyone on this discussion to consider starting a program in your facility.
Pat Lupson
05/26/2010
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i am pilotign a project of taking panels of domestic violence survivors to speak to BIPP groups--dom violence offender rehab groups. does anyone else do this specific thing? what is experience of matchin...
tony switzer
05/26/2010
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Are there books-fiction, articles, memoirs, etc.-that have been particularly effective in preparing parolees for a VIP --or to use as followup afterwards?
Bob Filipovich
05/26/2010
arrow icon My apologies for posting this so late! Some time ago, I pre...
Suzanne Neuhaus
07/08/2010
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What is the make up of most of the panels? Who are the presenters?
Karrie
05/26/2010
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Suzanne Neuhaus
05/26/2010
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Sheri Sikes
05/26/2010
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Our County DV/SA Task Force is looking to create a VIP for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Are there any other states or areas in the nation that mandate that offenders of sexual or violent cri...
Amber Valencia
05/26/2010
arrow icon I am not aware of any states that mandate attendance given t...
Jill Weston
05/27/2010
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tony switzer
05/26/2010
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i am piloting a project of taking panels of domestic violence survivors to speak to BIPP groups--domestic violence perps. does anyone do this specifically or what is experience of others taking victims of...
tony switzer
05/26/2010
arrow icon There are varying opinions and research on domestic violence...
Jill Weston
05/26/2010
arrow icon Hi Tony! We have spoken before, but I wanted to let you kno...
Sheri Sikes
05/26/2010
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I help to facilitate a Victim Sensitivity class for juvenile offenders. Do you have any specific advice for speakers working with juvenile audiences?
Noreen Dinndorf
05/26/2010
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Suzanne Neuhaus
05/26/2010
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Is it reasonable to think a VIP can be managed with a part-time coordinator if only one VIP was held each month?
Karrie
05/26/2010
arrow icon A once a month VIP could be managed with a part time coordin...
Jill Weston
05/26/2010
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What is the optimum length of time for a Victim Impact Panel? Does anyone do multiple panels for the same set of offenders & is that more effective than a one time only panel?
Carolyn
05/26/2010
arrow icon Most Victim Impact Panels are scheduled in increments of 90 ...
Suzanne Neuhaus
05/26/2010
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I am a presenter at VIP in my state. I am wondering if you have a general outline that you work from?
Dawn
05/26/2010
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Jill Weston
05/26/2010
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In your experience, have you had any problems regarding cooperation and respect from offenders during the panels? If so, how do you overcome those?
CarolS
05/26/2010
arrow icon In my experience, it depends largely on the audience type an...
Sheri Sikes
05/26/2010
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Bob Filipovich
05/26/2010
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Suzanne Neuhaus
05/26/2010
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Pat Lupson
05/26/2010
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What is the most important purpose victim impact panels should aim for?
Bob Filipovich
05/26/2010
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Suzanne Neuhaus
05/26/2010
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What preparation is done with victims? What, if any, de-briefing is done with victims? Is de-briefing done only the first time a victim participates or is it done after each presentation?
janet
05/26/2010
arrow icon Speaker preparation is a critical consideration. There is an...
Jill Weston
05/26/2010
arrow icon As a victim that goes in institutions and participates in Vi...
Pat Lupson
05/26/2010
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What costs are involved with running a Victim Impact Panel?
Pam
05/26/2010
arrow icon In TX, we began the program w grant funding from a VOCA gran...
Sheri Sikes
05/26/2010
arrow icon Montana DOC has a small budget for reimbursing speakers for ...
Sally Hilander
05/26/2010
arrow icon Administrative costs-Ideally a staff person is assigned to c...
Jill Weston
05/26/2010
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I co-facilitate DUI Victim Impact Panels. From the evaluations I've seen, participants just don't like statistics. How important do you think they are to a program? Any suggestions for making them more rel...
Jackie Trepanie
05/26/2010
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Suzanne Neuhaus
05/26/2010
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