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What do you suggest people with physical disabilities do to advocate for improved supports as crime victims, through their town or city?
Janine
02/06/2013
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What are the most recent innovations andor best practices for working with crime victims with intellectual and developmental disabilities? References and resources appreciated.
Jean Solis
05/23/2012
arrow icon One of my favorite colleagues to work with in this area is D...
Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
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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
05/23/2012
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Are there any funding resources available to small non-profits to make their programs/services/facilities more accessible to disabled clients? As a trainer, I often receive the comment, we'd love to serve ...
colleen
05/23/2012
arrow icon Contact the CDBG office in your community or the nearest U.S...
Shell Schwartz
05/31/2012
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Shell Schwartz
05/31/2012
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Shell Schwartz
05/31/2012
arrow icon You can include specific types of accessibility needs into t...
Shell Schwartz
05/31/2012
arrow icon All U.S. domestic violence and sexual assault centers are le...
Shell Schwartz
05/31/2012
arrow icon You have to think creatively. In order to make true systemic...
Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
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What are your suggestions for convincing administrators that servicing disabled victims is not identical to servicing their non-disabled counterparts?
Julieanne
05/23/2012
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Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
arrow icon I would also suggest building a network of support by partne...
Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
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Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
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Are there any training and/or certification programs that are specific to servicing disabled victims?
Julieanne
05/23/2012
arrow icon Great! Thank you very much!
Julieanne
05/23/2012
arrow icon The first training that comes to mind is through the Office ...
Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
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Can you recommend any decent safety planning tools for assisting victims with cognitive disabilities that live independently in the community?
colleen
05/23/2012
arrow icon The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence has a deta...
Shell Schwartz
05/23/2012
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Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
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Securing accessible housing and PA services for disabled clients is always a challenge, whether they are crime victims or not. Given the immediacy of the need for crime victims, how has your organization ...
colleen
05/23/2012
arrow icon Continued. Another strategy that SafePlace has used is to es...
Shell Schwartz
05/31/2012
arrow icon ...continued. Establishing and maintaining these relationshi...
Shell Schwartz
05/31/2012
arrow icon One way that SafePlace has addressed this need is to allow s...
Shell Schwartz
05/31/2012
arrow icon Yes, housing is a tremendous need. We have actually partnere...
Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
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Are there any primary prevention or awareness resources available that target young adults adults who have cognitive disabilities?
Gabrielle Gault
05/23/2012
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Gabrielle Gault
05/23/2012
arrow icon Yes, there are quite a few materials that have been develope...
Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
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I am interested in hearing your ideas about what further services for crime victims with disabilities are needed and how they should be paid for.
Martha Lamb
05/23/2012
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James
06/18/2012
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Shell Schwartz
05/31/2012
arrow icon We have also noted some funds have become available through ...
Shell Schwartz
05/31/2012
arrow icon The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) that is hosting this W...
Shell Schwartz
05/31/2012
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Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
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I am a crime victim advocate working in a prosecutors office. What resources or information can I offer the parents of a non-verbal sexual assault victim with mental disabilities to assess whether their is...
Jaquel Moody
05/23/2012
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Shell Schwartz
05/29/2012
arrow icon Your local sexual assault center may not have counselors wit...
Shell Schwartz
05/29/2012
arrow icon The parents are right to be concerned that their son, like a...
Shell Schwartz
05/29/2012
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Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
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Are there pro bono attys that specialize in helping victims with disabilities? How do I find one?
Mod
05/23/2012
arrow icon You might also contact the following 3 organizations to expl...
Shell Schwartz
05/23/2012
arrow icon Each community is going to have different legal services, bu...
Shell Schwartz
05/23/2012
arrow icon Also, some Childrens Advocacy Centers will do forensic inter...
Shell Schwartz
05/23/2012
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Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
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What are some ways that agencies can accommadate victims of sexual assualt?
Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
arrow icon Balancing the Power: Creating a Crisis Center Accessible to ...
Shell Schwartz
05/23/2012
arrow icon Additional Resources: Increasing Access to Rape-Crisis, Sexu...
Shell Schwartz
05/23/2012
arrow icon 2.Go slow in getting information out about the sexual abusea...
Shell Schwartz
05/23/2012
arrow icon 1.Use concrete language. Ask who, what, or when questions. ...
Shell Schwartz
05/23/2012
arrow icon c) What attitudinal barriers exist: Are staff welcoming, ope...
Shell Schwartz
05/23/2012
arrow icon Each person with a disability is unique and will have unique...
Shell Schwartz
05/23/2012
arrow icon A first priority in any agency is for staff to be welcoming ...
Shell Schwartz
05/23/2012
arrow icon I would suggest you begin by reviewing your agencys services...
Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
arrow icon What is your definition of the word agencies? Is this a refe...
Janine
05/23/2012
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What is the possiblity of including adults with mental disabilities under "child," when the adult's mental capacity is that of a child for purposes of closed circuit testimony? We have found not...
Kim Ulmet
05/23/2012
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Shell Schwartz
05/23/2012
arrow icon In Arizona they do not have closed circuit testimony for chi...
Jaquel
05/23/2012
arrow icon That is definitely a sensitive issue from a variety of viewp...
Marcie Davis
05/23/2012
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OVCRC
05/23/2012
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