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What are your thoughts about the influence "professional or civilized" criminals have on gang members, especially young impressionable gang members? Do you believe they are confused and feel jus...
JAMES
12/21/2012
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James
05/01/2013
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Recognition
04/19/2013
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Can you offer the forum information about gangs collaborating with larger more established criminal organizations; and the difficulties these affiliations present to law enforcement and more importantly to...
James
12/21/2012
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What are your recommendations for working with gangs that do not have a hierarchical structure?
Stephanie U
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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Steven Sachs
12/05/2012
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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
12/05/2012
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Do you have any suggestions around successful community education or public awareness? also specific services that state-based victim compensation programs could identify and provide?
Sharon Davis
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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Steven Sachs
12/05/2012
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The role of social and emotional learning in gang intervention and prevention
Heath Grant
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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G.R.E.A.T. Gang Resistance Education and Awareness Training - How can we get them to integrate empathy for victims and prevention of becoming a victim of sexual exploitation by gangs (ie recognizing a recr...
Tomi Grover
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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What is the best way to work with a victim of gang violence (who themselves is in a gang) and the defendant (who is also in an opposing gang) that are family members, i.e. a son and uncle)? There are no a...
Steven Sachs
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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Do you feel there is a similarity of characteristics between gang violence and domestic violence?
Benita
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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In terms of domestic violence, it has been mentioned that sometimes victims are gang members themselves. Are there any legal services that would protect a victim who is a gang member?
J. Martin
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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What are best practices around helping a community heal after being a victim of gang violence?
Stephanie U
12/05/2012
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Stephanie U
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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Gang violence also includes the "seasoning" of victims for involvement in prostitution as the currently trending financial elements of gang activity. Sex trafficking elements of gang violence are...
Tomi Grover
12/05/2012
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Do you find that victims of gang violence are also perpetrators of violence? What is your suggestion on handling these 2 identities?
Stephanie U
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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Stephanie U
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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I work with physicians (pediatricians, specifically). Are you aware of any ongoing interventions provided by the medical community when they treat either victims or gang members, themselves? Thank you!
Heather F.
12/05/2012
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Heather F.
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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If the victim of gang violence is in the same home as the offender, i.e. (domestic) the offender and victim are both gang member, and are family, how to proceed?
Steven
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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Steven Sachs
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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what are some ways that a victim of gang violence cope with their ordeal?
patrice henry
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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Asked on behalf of the Victimology & Victim Services course @ Becker College - Worcester MA... Good Afternoon, What types of strategies do you use to protect victimized youth's (and their families) f...
Becker College
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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What new legislative initiatives at the state level do you feel are good models for other states, and what would you recommend that has not yet been introduced in any state?
John Simmons
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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Are there any best practices for grief support to victims of gang violence?
Joanna Lindberg
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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Have you worked with any girls that are victims of commercial sexual exploitation by gangs? Can you speak to any specific programs for these victims?
Dawn Thompson
12/05/2012
arrow icon The Family Advocacy Division at the National Center for Miss...
Sheryl Stokes
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
arrow icon (con't)Not unlike non-gang related domestic violence victims...
Regina
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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We have been focusing on working with domestic violence victims whose batterers are gang members (and who may themselves be gang members). Can you suggest how to best provide services for that population?...
Eve Sheedy
12/05/2012
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Regina
12/05/2012
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It seems as though there is no national database to find gang intervention specialists. Do you have recommendations on how to locate these resources in communities across the nation? Thank you.
Sheryl Stokes
12/05/2012
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Whitney Polen
12/05/2012
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Christopher
12/05/2012
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