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Our experience with victim services is that they largely ignore the needs of cold case co-victims as the murders go unsolved for ten, twenty and even thirty years. Would you like to have our peer-reviewed,...
Howard Morton
03/29/2011
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is the state moving towards raising the statute of limitations on child abuse
lynne
03/29/2011
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While I appreciate that many juveniles have been victimized themselves, some of them have committed horrific crimes and we still have to deal with the victims of those offenses. What about addressing the n...
Kate
03/29/2011
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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
03/29/2011
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How do the guests see the role of this (amazing) Vision 21 process in ensuring client-centered, targeted, meaningful, comprehensive, culturally competent, funded services to marginalized communities, incl...
Catherine SdS
03/29/2011
arrow icon We would hope to be able to ensure that all victims (in part...
Charity Hope
03/29/2011
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Thoughts on improving the system's view on the necessity of victim service providers? Although my colleagues and I all have advanced degrees, we're seen as support staffassistants to the attorneys in the ...
Sarah
03/29/2011
arrow icon Sarah this is a great question, and certainly it is a frustr...
Jack F.
03/29/2011
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I want to revisit Linda Foley's comment on cultural change. In all my years of victim advocacy, I could never shake the feeling that we are putting bandaids on gangrene. We throw the perps in jail and fo...
Jill Hearn
03/29/2011
arrow icon One of the themes that is surfacing in our project is that p...
Julie Landrum
03/29/2011
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A local nonprofit organization who receives federal and private monies recently had to stop serving victims of human trafficking due to threats directed at the staff. I wondered why more is not being done ...
Alissa Black
03/29/2011
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James
05/15/2012
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Alissa
03/29/2011
arrow icon This is a very important issue. What we have heard through v...
Jennifer
03/29/2011
arrow icon This question speaks to the importance of effective training...
Angie Begle
03/29/2011
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A large portion of our field is made up of non-profits. Many have a hard time making it and often rely heavily on grants. We know that diversity of funding is key to healthy agencies. Has there been any mo...
Scott
03/29/2011
arrow icon Great question Scott and you are absolutely right diversity ...
Jack F.
03/29/2011
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Veronica Kunz
03/29/2011
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We are seeing an increased trend in program mergers and are considering merging our DV and sexual assault services, but there is much resistance as DV services are perceived as more grass roots. Any sugges...
Joan
03/29/2011
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Charity Hope
03/29/2011
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Between now and the release of the final product will the individual grantees be able to discuss the results, findings, or recommendations of their forums and their separate reports for this project? Or a...
Dan Eddy
03/29/2011
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Julie Landrum
03/29/2011
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Does your project include any guidance for service providers in self-care and affects on individual and organizations of secondary trauma?
Deirdre Keys
03/29/2011
arrow icon Deirdre great question, especially following up on Martis qu...
Jack F.
03/29/2011
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Is the study looking at compensation levels for victim advocates? It will be hard to enhance or expand the impact of the victim service field unless we start paying fair wages. The wisdom of the field tu...
Marti
03/29/2011
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Donna G
01/17/2012
arrow icon Scott, I so agree. The change has to come from the strategy...
Marti
03/30/2011
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Scott
03/29/2011
arrow icon Marti this is such a good question and one that has really b...
Jack F.
03/29/2011
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How do you see shelter services for victims of domestic violence changing over time? Are shelters going to be a viable resource in the next couple decades?
Kristie
03/29/2011
arrow icon I would like to add that without sufficient DV shelter or em...
James
04/12/2011
arrow icon Kristi great question. One thing that has come up many times...
Jack F.
03/29/2011
arrow icon I think this question goes to a deeper question of creating ...
Scott
03/29/2011
arrow icon What current research are you seeing about shelter services?...
Kristie
03/29/2011
arrow icon An issue that has arisen throughout all of the forums has be...
Angie Begle
03/29/2011
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When dealing with victims of crime and abuse, it is sometimes hard for them to open up to a victim service worker who has not experienced anything similar to them. I was recently on a call for an hour with...
Stephanie
03/29/2011
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Charity Hope
03/29/2011
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Joan
03/29/2011
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Howdo we assist survivor's from having a victim mentality after 30 days of a healing process? How to prevent survivor's in a shelter from turning on staff and victimizing the people trying to help them?
Ms. Connie
03/29/2011
arrow icon Thank you for your question, Ms. Connie. Research shows that...
Angie Begle
03/29/2011
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I have started a non profit victim services agency in a rural community can you give me some ideas about how I can break through the barrers to estabish a 21st century agency.
Lori
03/29/2011
arrow icon Another idea: The Office for Victims of Crime Training and T...
Jennifer
03/29/2011
arrow icon There are many online resources to help you build your organ...
Jennifer
03/29/2011
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Will this project explore victims involvement and victims rights during offender re-entry?
Janet
03/29/2011
arrow icon The Vision 21 project is focused entirely on the crime victi...
Guest Host
03/29/2011
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Services/rights for victims of felony-level juvenile offenders appear to be differing from state-to-state. This is especially true for post-sentencing. Do you see a need to develop a national team to ident...
Bruce Adams
03/29/2011
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Jennifer
03/29/2011
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What evidence-based intensive if any home-based interventions have been recommended for survivors/families of homicide victims. What qualifications are required of the service provider(s)? What experienced...
Marvin M Bryant
03/29/2011
arrow icon Great question, as interventions for working with families o...
Angie Begle
03/29/2011
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What can we do to help remove "politics" from victim services, or social services generally? The last thing a victim needs when seeking help is to be further victimized by "bias or discrimi...
James
03/29/2011
arrow icon Jack, if discrimination can be institutionalized then it's c...
James
04/12/2011
arrow icon Jack, interesting responses. The politics involved with get...
James
04/12/2011
arrow icon I think the second question you are getting at is the issue ...
Jack F.
03/29/2011
arrow icon James, great question, actually I think you might be getting...
Jack F.
03/29/2011
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I would like to know how diversity will be addressed in this work and who will advise the author of the final document as to information relavent to the unmet needs in Indian Country/Immigrant porpulations...
Ruth Jewell
03/29/2011
arrow icon Issues of diversity and providing services to a wide range o...
Charity Hope
03/29/2011
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Jennifer
03/29/2011
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Hello, A group of us got together at our hospital and implemented a victims of abuse team. The goal is to improve abuse/neglect recognition, screening, documentation, reporting and resource services to o...
Susan Sweeney
03/29/2011
arrow icon One thing that medical professionals in our area are doing i...
Maria
03/29/2011
arrow icon This is an issue that has arisen across many of the forums, ...
Angie Begle
03/29/2011
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Sarah
03/29/2011
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Do the guest hosts forsee movement toward a decrease in juvenile offender confidentiality and an increase in rights of victims of juvenile offenders? If not, any recommendations to move the cause along?
Jill
03/29/2011
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Guest Host
03/29/2011
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Many grants today seem to want us to go beyond helping victims (who may never file a police report despite your recommendation) and consumer education. They want to see behavior changes. We all know that a...
Linda Foley
03/29/2011
arrow icon Linda, great question. It is certainly one we are struggling...
Jack F.
03/29/2011
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