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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
06/20/2012
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During the investigation of a crime, crime victims may encounter various personnel within a law enforcement agency, not just officers. Is there a movement to train all department employees in responding t...
TomR
06/20/2012
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Raymond Rose
06/20/2012
arrow icon Per our national strategy, officers and all staff must all b...
Firman
06/20/2012
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We have finally got our victimwitness coordinator position based out of our County Attorney's Office. We are a small ommunity and do not have enough LE to base a similar position out of the department. H...
Amanda
06/20/2012
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Firman
06/20/2012
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Do you know of any law enforcement agencies that measure the success of a victim services unit to serve crime victims ... showing the before and after?
Sherry
06/20/2012
arrow icon The departments that we have been involved with that would b...
Raymond Rose
06/20/2012
arrow icon problem for most agencies is that they have to act quickly a...
Firman
06/20/2012
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In your experiences, what is often the biggest challenge in enhancing services to crime victims?
ShawnM
06/20/2012
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Raymond Rose
06/20/2012
arrow icon The department may truly be unaware of its lack of service, ...
Firman
06/20/2012
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Does your response to victims guide work for rural dept's as well. Is it expensive to implement? Does the site give guidance on grants anf funding to support the implementation?
M Jones
06/20/2012
arrow icon There really is no cost to changing your response to victims...
Raymond Rose
06/20/2012
arrow icon the model works for any size or type agency. Implementation ...
Firman
06/20/2012
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Are there any trainings that you find helpful for a new vicitm witness coordinator?
Amanda
06/20/2012
arrow icon you can start with the Vatonline training which is recognize...
Carolyn
10/24/2012
arrow icon I dont' have good, updated info. I'd suggest going to the US...
Firman
06/20/2012
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How does a law enforcement agency start engaging advocacy organizations in the local community to ensure a collaborative response to victims?
ms
06/20/2012
arrow icon We were pleasantly surprised at the overall positive respons...
Raymond Rose
06/20/2012
arrow icon Head to our victims program website-- 'responsetovictims.org...
Firman
06/20/2012
arrow icon Best way is for the chief to host a meeeting of identified a...
Firman
06/20/2012
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What do you feel are the most important needs of victims that can be addressed by law enforcement?
Jennifer
06/20/2012
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Raymond Rose
06/20/2012
arrow icon See the IACP website under Topics of Interest Victim Respon...
Raymond Rose
06/20/2012
arrow icon For more info go to 'Responsetovictims.org'-- our website fo...
Firman
06/20/2012
arrow icon We identify 7 critical needs: safety, support, information, ...
Firman
06/20/2012
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What do you see law enforcements role in the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and who in law enforcement should attend the meetings (Chief, Sargent, Investigator, ectra..)?
Jean Wertman
06/20/2012
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Firman
06/20/2012
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Firman
06/20/2012
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Is there a tool to assess how well LE respond to victims, so we can tell what skills we need or should improve?
Will
06/20/2012
arrow icon yes-- best tool is a citizen/victim survey that's put out by...
Firman
06/20/2012
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Are there any police services who make the level and quality of assistance to victims a required component of an officer's professional advancement? If so, can you please describe?
Vic_Services_CA
06/20/2012
arrow icon Agencies that are implementing our victim response model (se...
Firman
06/20/2012
arrow icon yes-- the agencies who have adopted our victim reponse modde...
Firman
06/20/2012
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Are there any trainings, either online or in person, that we can consider incorporating into our curriculum for new recruits?
Mark
06/20/2012
arrow icon I am taking Vatonline which is recognized Nationally. Illino...
Carolyn
10/24/2012
arrow icon The final piece was to develop training for Police Executive...
Raymond Rose
06/20/2012
arrow icon When developing the training to fit your department, you sho...
Raymond Rose
06/20/2012
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Raymond Rose
06/20/2012
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Hi, can you share with us your response to allegations of sexual assault? Please explain whether or not your response includes a team approach, identifying the members of the team and their roles, if appli...
Bette Stebbins
06/20/2012
arrow icon For tools/resources, visit IACP website (www.theiacp.org)
Firman
06/20/2012
arrow icon SARTS are ongoing, formalized teams to promote continuous an...
Firman
06/20/2012
arrow icon Are the SART's ad hoc or established teams within LE and wha...
Matthew
06/20/2012
arrow icon For IACP tools and resources regarding sexual assault respon...
Firman
06/20/2012
arrow icon Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs), made up of law enforc...
Firman
06/20/2012
arrow icon Investigations should include, but are not limited to, a str...
Firman
06/20/2012
arrow icon Unfortunately, all too often sexual assault investigations f...
Firman
06/20/2012
arrow icon If the case results in criminal charges, the SA's office Vic...
Raymond Rose
06/20/2012
arrow icon While MPD doesn't have a designated Sexual Assault investiga...
Raymond Rose
06/20/2012
arrow icon All reports of sexual assault should be taken as valid and t...
Firman
06/20/2012
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome John Firman and Raymond Rose to the OVC Web Forum. They are available to answer your questions on enhancing law enforc...
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