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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
11/20/2013
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What are some key improvements that assistance programs can do to help victims with their compensation claims?
Haddley
11/20/2013
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Lora Leed
07/29/2014
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Laura Reed
11/20/2013
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What other documentation has to be submitted with the claim form for counseling reimbursement?
Rose Curcurto
11/20/2013
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Laura Reed
11/20/2013
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Would this be an accurate statement: Counseling for a victim can go on for any amount of time but due to the cap only that amount will be reimbursed.
Rose Curcurto
11/20/2013
arrow icon Your statement is not correct, because half the states do no...
Dan Eddy
11/20/2013
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Laura Reed
11/20/2013
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Is a crime occurred 2 years ago but the victim did not come in until after that 2 years, can counseling be submitted for reimbursement?
Rose Curcurto
11/20/2013
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Laura Reed
11/20/2013
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What procedures, if any, are currently in place to assist foreign victims of crime in the U.S., specifically tourists who are victims of crime, and those who are on work visas.
Tara Ross
11/20/2013
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Laura Reed
11/20/2013
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Hi! Thanks so much for all the great work you're doing on comp. Have you found any success expanding access to comp in low-income communities and communities of color? There is a high rate of victimization...
Keryn
11/20/2013
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Dan Eddy
11/20/2013
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Dan Eddy
11/20/2013
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Keryn
11/20/2013
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Laura Reed
11/20/2013
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Asked on behalf of our Victimology & Victims Services class... In D.C. what key things were implemented to improve the delivery of services? Thank you.
Prof. Woods
11/20/2013
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Laura Reed
11/20/2013
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What is the best practice for handling claims for victims who have cognitive impairments? Does your agency allow the use of an authorized representative or next friend?
Pam Wright
11/20/2013
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Laura Reed
11/20/2013
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Asked on behalf of our Victimology & Victim Services class... Have you had experience with "alleged" victims trying to cheat on compensation, file false claims? Have they been charged and pro...
Prof. Woods
11/20/2013
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Laura Reed
11/20/2013
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Could you touch on assistance for homicide survivors (surviving family members)? I study cold case homicide survivors and found many of them were not eligible for victim compensation or support due to lack...
Ashley Wellman
11/20/2013
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Ashley Wellman
11/20/2013
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Laura Reed
11/20/2013
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Dan Eddy
11/20/2013
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Asked on behalf of our Victimology & Victim Services class... How do you get the word out that victim compensation and assistance exists? Thank you.
Prof. Woods
11/20/2013
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Laura Reed
11/20/2013
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Please share information regarding innovative practices in crime victims’ services to victims of elder abuse, specifically victims’ advocacy services? Will the OVC expand these services in the ...
Amity O Laib
11/20/2013
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Shontel Wright
11/20/2013
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Shontel Wright
11/20/2013
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Asked on behalf of our Victimology & Victim Services class... To Ms.Wright, what measures are taken to protect childern from online predators and cyber crime? Thank you.
Prof. Woods
11/20/2013
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Shontel Wright
11/20/2013
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Shontel Wright
11/20/2013
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Asked on behalf of our Victimology & Victim Services class... Is there any form of Victim Compensation for victims of cyber crime, and how is it regulated? Thank you.
Prof. Woods
11/20/2013
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Laura Reed
11/20/2013
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Are there any compensation programs that allow for reimbursement of tele/online therapy appointment costs that you are aware of in the nation. I am researching the idea to reach victims living in rural com...
Ellen Alexander
11/20/2013
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Laura Reed
11/20/2013
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Laura Banks Reed and Shontel Wright to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on innovativ...
OVCRC
11/18/2013
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