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As a victim service provider in NYS, the biggest problem I have witnessed is the lack of accountability and oversight of domestic violence agencies and shelters. Many victims reach out each year for direc...
DV Reform
09/20/2011
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I work for a child welfare agency that is trying to better assess domestic violence and safety of children. I would be interested in an assessment tool that addresses questions to the parents and the child...
Kathleen King
03/29/2011
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What kind of new "tools" are currently being developed to asses domestic violence? When the new "tools" are developed how will they be applied?
Alex Smith
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/19/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/19/2010
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Police Departments that are having difficulty in report writing, assimilating the appropriate information, i.e. photographs, victim statements regarding domestic battery/violence crime scenes. Any suggest...
George C.
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/19/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/19/2010
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I work for a domestic violence organization. We are looking to revise our safety plans,leithality assessment forms to fit our clients as the ones we have at this time are geared towards partners and we hav...
Cheryl
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/19/2010
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Most Lethality and Danger Assessment tools that have been developed for Domstic Violence/IPV have been developed using victim-provided information. Are you aware of any such tools that utilize informaton s...
VM
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/19/2010
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Do you find that victims answer the Danger Assessment questionnaire differently in person than via the mail- I see a much more lethal result in their scores (we use the John's Hopkins D.A.) when they enrol...
Nicole
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/19/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/19/2010
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Hello, Our department is interested in the learning about the "tools" you are using. Can you list and breifly describe them?
Andrea Cruicksh
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/19/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/19/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/19/2010
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In our area, our victims do not want to persue prosecution because it is such a tight community> The county DA utilzes digital recorders to collect evidence at the time of interview. How can we develop ...
Katie
10/13/2010
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Katie
10/20/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/19/2010
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Are there any assessment tools service providers can use that determine whether a victim of domestic violence will/could use lethal methods to commit homicide on her partner (not necessarily out of self de...
Hisako
10/13/2010
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LynnFairweather
10/15/2010
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In developing tools to assess the dangers of domestic violence, what professionals should be involved in this experience, besides the police?
Delores
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/15/2010
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Is there a special assessment that should be used when working with people who were formerly incarcerated?
osborne
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/15/2010
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What about assessment tools for court staff/providers conducting presentence investigations
Peter
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/15/2010
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Do you have any tools that are research-based for use in child custody evaluations when domestic violence risk is an issue?
Debra Wingfield
10/13/2010
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Kathleen King
03/23/2011
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/15/2010
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Are there any identifying factors of a domestic abuser that determines how lethal they may become?
Sarah
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/15/2010
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Are there current lethality assessments in use that involve gathering information from the perpetrator?
Kathryn Ceruti
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/15/2010
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Please allow me to give some caveats regarding the language I will be using today: Because my work focuses on intimate partner homicide (IPH) and not all victims of domestic violence (DV) survive, I often ...
Lynn Fairweathe
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/15/2010
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Sunny Gashi
10/13/2010
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Please address the legality of making a prediction on lethality so that our programs will not be held responsible.
No Hitters Club
10/13/2010
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No Hitters Club
10/20/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/15/2010
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On behalf of the students in our Victimology & Victim Services course @ Becker College... Ms.Fairweather, Have you already, or do you plan in the future, instituting your Program in other states in t...
Prof. Woods
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/15/2010
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Risk, Lethality, or Danger Assessment Tools for Native Americans: (Non-Gender Specific) What are the considerations needed when using them with Native American Indians? • Intoxicated individual...
SRPMIC
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/15/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/15/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/15/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/15/2010
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On behalf of our Victimology & Victim Services course @ Becker College, Ms.Fairweather... What specific tools for assessing domestic violence have proved to be the most helpful and useful?
Prof. Woods
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/19/2010
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Danielle
10/15/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/13/2010
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Is there a specific lethality assessment that you would recommend for use by probation officers or domestic assault program coordinators?
Lori Traeger
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/13/2010
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Are there any risk instruments that are appropriate for a judge to use in a pfa proceeding?
Natasha
10/13/2010
arrow icon Thanks for the information, I appreciate it.
Natasha
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/13/2010
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Are there any methods in preventing violence in a family where other methods such as counseling and the police didn't work?
Matthew
10/13/2010
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Matthew
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/13/2010
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Lynn Fairweathe
10/13/2010
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