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02/06/2013
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All this information is very informative. Is there a checklist or published risk assessment tool that should be used, or does every jurisdiction make up thier own?
William Monroe
02/06/2013
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Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
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How best is it to deal with the victims' feelings of being revictimized, since their offender is released prior to hearing?
SCVU
02/06/2013
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Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
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What are some issues victim advocates have to overcome when discussing this pretrial process with the victims?
Mary
02/06/2013
arrow icon I think it is always a matter of "should this person be rele...
Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
arrow icon I think the most important thing is this: it's not a matter...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
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Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
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do you know if the gov't or private organizations have funding available to implement pretrial programs?
Riasa J.
02/06/2013
arrow icon The funding that goes to states through the Justice Assistan...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
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Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
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I'm not very familiar with the pretrial process, so I'm not sure at what point a victim advocate can become involved and what his/her role would be. Can you start with the basics? I'm in Massachusetts.
SueM
02/06/2013
arrow icon Jeff's answers are spot-on. Unfortunately, MA does not have...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
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Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
arrow icon The answers vary widely among jurisdictions, but there are b...
Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
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If the focus is to change the bond system from a numerical equasion, based on seriousness of the crime and the history to the defendant, to one that involves individual assessment prebond, how successful h...
Melanie Long
02/06/2013
arrow icon And Ms. Long - pretrial risk assessment isn't focused on one...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
arrow icon The assessment done by commercial bail bondsmen (insurance i...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
arrow icon And just to piggyback on Jeff's comments, all the pretrial p...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
arrow icon Our community DOES take into account the history of offenses...
Melanie Long
02/06/2013
arrow icon I would like to see a judge make an informed decision on fli...
Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
arrow icon Having said that, about 300-400 pretrial programs (plus all ...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
arrow icon Some jurisdictions have been successful in using evidence-ba...
Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
arrow icon Great question - let me just clarify what the change really ...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
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What courts or jurisdictions are models of implementing the best practices for pretrial services for crime victims?
Brian M.
02/06/2013
arrow icon Great question. DC Pretrial Services here in the District o...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
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Is an assessment done on the impact to the victims when a defendant is released pretrial? Wondering also if there are any studies on repeat victimization during this pretrial period?
John
02/06/2013
arrow icon The vast majority of those released in Dallas are released v...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
arrow icon It is not accurrate to say that "Most defendants can pay a p...
Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
arrow icon Actually, Failure to appear is a significant problem. Recen...
Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
arrow icon Cherise, How are victims usually notified of how to report v...
Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
arrow icon To your second question, the incidence of pretrial rearrest ...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
arrow icon In addition, the pretrial supervision function offered can m...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
arrow icon There certainly are instances of repeat victimization. The ...
Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
arrow icon Thanks for your questions. Because of the legal status of a ...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
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As part of the pretrial process, do you address with victims, and offenders, the notion that crimes against anyone is a crime against everyone - i.e., society? This nuance would seem to be extremely import...
Eric Sweden
02/06/2013
arrow icon Thanks for your question, unfortunately, it's beyond the sco...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
arrow icon Any change in the defendant's attitude would probably be add...
Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
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It is good to be with you. In a recent Washington Post article, Leonard Sipes of the DC Pretrial Services Agency said it best, “The only way to stop all criminal activity is to incarcerate someone...
Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
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what is the best strategy to get a prosecutor to accept a case when the victim has Autism, is non-verbal and uses AAC in the form of RPM or FC supported typing?
Nora Baladerian
02/06/2013
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Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
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Ms. Burdeen, please explain more about your program and how it started.What differences to you see in victims who partipate and those who don't?
Melanie Long
02/06/2013
arrow icon Cherise, if victims have a particular safety concern, can th...
Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
arrow icon The answers vary widely among jurisdictions, but there are b...
Jeff Dion
02/06/2013
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Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
arrow icon As to the victim involvement, the benefits to victims of hav...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
arrow icon Once the judge makes a decision, a pretrial or probation fun...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
arrow icon Thanks for the question. The Pretrial Justice Institute is a...
Cherise Burdeen
02/06/2013
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Note about session: Since states have different regulations, please reference the state in question where applicable.
OVCRC
02/06/2013
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