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We are having a difficult time with getting restitution for clients of Domestic Violence and sexual assault cases. Problems with property when the victims car are taken for evidence and victims are being h...
Michelle
12/28/2011
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cwade63
01/13/2012
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12/28/2011
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Is restitution , when ordered, not part of probation? Either formal or bench? If the restitution has not been paid by the defendant, then would that not be a violation of probation, therefore having new ch...
Stephanie
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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Working with juveniles require the caseworker to be very creative to provide assistance to the victims in cases while holding the youth accountable and attempting to work towards making the youth a product...
S. Farmer
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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Does OVC have research on restituion success rates for property crime defendants sentenced to probation?
Randy
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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After major hate vandalism of SFR home during remodel, parents wonder how to ensure safety of small children when they move to this new residence. Suggestions?
Kate Jones
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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Do you have any resources for families that don't have homeowners insurance and are victims of property damages that they can't afford to repair?
Dawn O.
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
01/06/2012
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Dawn O.
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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How can I help a property crime victim whose offender is soon off paper and still ows a lot of restituion? I cant tell them were or if he is working. Often in reality, they may never see it all payed back....
Linda Sorenson
12/28/2011
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Sandi
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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Ron
12/28/2011
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Hi! I am a new Victim Services Coordinator for our police department. Are there any brochures literature that you would recommend for people who are victims of property crimes? Things that could be give...
Katrina
12/28/2011
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Carlene Holt
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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Katrina
12/28/2011
arrow icon I would also be interested in that information.
Jessica
12/28/2011
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Carlene Holt
12/28/2011
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Since most property crimes are monetary based and not covered by state victim compensation programs, is the best assistance for victim to use the restitution avenue?
Randy
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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Are there any suggestions you have for developing community partnerships to help crime victims with services not covered by compensation like replacement of windows, locks, stolen property?
Amanda
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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Is there a $ limit to compensation amounts for a victim of property crime
Carlene Holt
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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Kate Jones
12/28/2011
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How can local police better incorporate victims into neighborhood-level responses to burglary.
Robert Brown
12/28/2011
arrow icon (Part II answer) It remains critically important on resident...
dlweisel
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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Involvement. We've seen residents become active in watch groups after their victimization. However, that usually lasts for a short period of time then its back to life the way it was. How can we sustain lo...
Dennis Mitzner
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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Judges often order restitution in juvenile cases. In reality, the majority of these kids or their families will never have the ability to pay for the loss or damage. What are the best responses to victims ...
Ron S.
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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What are the best responses to those that express fear that juvenile offenders will return to the same location or target the victim's children for contacting law enforcement?
Ron S.
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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Stephanie
12/28/2011
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Will your presentation include victim response when the property crime is domestic abuse related?
Carol Arthur
12/28/2011
arrow icon This is a great question. There isnt a lot of empirical inf...
dlweisel
12/28/2011
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In Missouri, the burglary of an unoccupied residence is a Class C Felony and considered a property crime. Have any state court jurisdictions upgraded these offenses to crimes against persons (Class B) and ...
Doug Weishar
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
arrow icon Residential burglary or breaking and entering is certainly...
dlweisel
12/28/2011
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Michael
12/28/2011
arrow icon Did you mean burglary of an occupied residence?
dlweisel
12/28/2011
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Property crime victims are not covered by our state victim rights, and I know these services could help them as well. Any suggestions on how we can serve them better when the system does not recognize them...
Hariclea
12/28/2011
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dlweisel
12/28/2011
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