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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
01/22/2014
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What should health center staff, guidance counselors, registrar staff, etc. (those that are often in contact with students) be aware of about stalking when interacting with students? Should we be looking ...
Sharron
01/22/2014
arrow icon Harassment in educational institutions is definitely a growi...
Lisa Alley
01/23/2014
arrow icon In addition to Connie's response, if you have someone seekin...
Lori
01/22/2014
arrow icon Thank you for this thoughtful question. Often times when a v...
Rebecca Dreke
01/22/2014
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Connie
01/22/2014
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Are there any laws or civil liabilities that require college campus administrators to aid in enforcement of Stalking No Contact Orders, such as by ensuring that the victim and perpetrator are not enrolled ...
Julie
01/22/2014
arrow icon There should be more enforcment on laws to protect stalking ...
Lisa Alley
01/23/2014
arrow icon Yes, both the Campus SaVE and the Clery Act have sections th...
Connie
01/22/2014
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What are some tips about online and personal safety for new students that might help prevent incidents of stalking?
S.
01/22/2014
arrow icon We can certainly point to some online safety strategies for ...
Rebecca Dreke
01/22/2014
arrow icon Some obvious ones... don't share passwords, change passwords...
Connie
01/22/2014
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Are there regular trainings or webinars that are conducted on this topic?
MarkF
01/22/2014
arrow icon Yes! We regularly conduct in-person trainings as well as hos...
Rebecca Dreke
01/22/2014
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Is a victim's confidentiality more at risk in a campus setting?
anon
01/22/2014
arrow icon That may depend on the size of the campus. College students ...
Connie
01/22/2014
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What are the main challenges experienced when investigating and prosecuting stalking on campus and how it might differ from stalking not specific to the campus setting?
Cheryl
01/22/2014
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Connie
01/22/2014
arrow icon Good question - and the answer(s) will really depend on the ...
Rebecca Dreke
01/22/2014
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Similar to Sabrina's question, I know that some victims have had a difficult time with law enforcement taking their claims seriously. How do we better partner with law enforcement to help them understand ...
LTS
01/22/2014
arrow icon In our experience training law enforcement departments all o...
Rebecca Dreke
01/22/2014
arrow icon Invite LE to trainings provided; ask them to help facilitate...
Connie
01/22/2014
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Under our student code of conduct, we identify both "stalking" and "gender-based stalking" as separate violations. Is there a difference? What would be needed to show that the stalkin...
Michael
01/22/2014
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Connie
01/22/2014
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Who are the majority of the stalking perpetrators? Are they people they meet on campus or acquaintances that may not even go to that school?
Justin
01/22/2014
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Connie
01/22/2014
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How can student groups help in the effort to raise awareness about stalking and dating violence on campus?
Suzanne
01/22/2014
arrow icon I think this is a fabulous question and I am a huge supporte...
Rebecca Dreke
01/22/2014
arrow icon Terrific question. Often student groups can make more of an...
Connie
01/22/2014
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What have you found to be effective in educating students, faculty and staff about stalking: recognizing it, understanding the gravity of the behavior and knowing what support is available? Do you find th...
Sabrina
01/22/2014
arrow icon Training, education, and more training! In our experience fr...
Rebecca Dreke
01/22/2014
arrow icon Bringing in an expert (perhaps panel) on stalking helps rein...
Connie
01/22/2014
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As a follow-up to Rebecca's question, how can a small, local advocacy group, how do we approach the university in our area about adopting a stalking policy?
LisaM
01/22/2014
arrow icon Lisa - please be sure to see this publication for ideas. We'...
Rebecca Dreke
01/22/2014
arrow icon Being educated about the stats yourself and finding model po...
Connie
01/22/2014
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How resposive are the Campus police and University Administration to reports of stalking?
P.Haran
01/22/2014
arrow icon I would agree it really depends on the campus and their expe...
Rebecca Dreke
01/22/2014
arrow icon This definitely depends on the specific case. Police unders...
Connie
01/22/2014
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How can we as advocates work with administrators at smaller community colleges to recognize that stalking can be a problem on their campus as well?
Julie
01/22/2014
arrow icon That's a great question! I think taking part in training tog...
Rebecca Dreke
01/22/2014
arrow icon I think the best resource is statistics and recognition that...
Connie
01/22/2014
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Have you found, or do you think, that colleges & universities are addressing stalking and the needs of victims through their policies? And are there gaps between the written policies and the implementa...
Rebecca
01/22/2014
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Rebecca Dreke
01/22/2014
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Connie
01/22/2014
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What is the process to verify that computers and/or cell phones have not been compromised as part of the stalking? What options exist for someone who cannot afford to purchase a new computer or phone?
Leanna Stoufer
01/22/2014
arrow icon Regarding options for victims who cannot afford to replace p...
Julie
01/22/2014
arrow icon It can be very difficult to determine if phones & computers ...
Rebecca Dreke
01/22/2014
arrow icon Definitely, it would be wise for the police department (if a...
Connie
01/22/2014
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How prevalent is stalking on campuses?
Todd
01/22/2014
arrow icon Great question. The short answer is very prevalent. But exac...
Rebecca Dreke
01/22/2014
arrow icon Stalking on campus is very prevalent. 18-24 year olds exper...
Connie
01/22/2014
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Rebecca Dreke and Connie Kirkland, MA, NCC, to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on R...
OVCRC
01/22/2014
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