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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
04/15/2014
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Is there anything being done or can be done from the CAC/SART partnership for prevention?
Laura
04/15/2014
arrow icon The focus of Sexual Assault Awareness Month is on youth and ...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon Our SART/CAC created an Education and Outreach Task Force th...
Diane Olmstead
04/15/2014
arrow icon The National Children's Advocacy Center has done surveys ove...
Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
arrow icon Absolutely! I think this is a great deal of opportunity in ...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
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What information is helpful to be shared between each groups? What should SART teams know that is helpful for CACs and vice versa.
Jessica
04/15/2014
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Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon I think the binding factors stem from case review. While pro...
Diane Olmstead
04/15/2014
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Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
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My community is in the process of developing a CAC. We have a strong SART and Rape Crisis Center. What is your suggestions for SART and Rape Crisis Center to be involved in this process from the beginning?
Teresa
04/15/2014
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Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
arrow icon A small committee of our SART Administrative Team meet weekl...
Diane Olmstead
04/15/2014
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Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
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We have a rapid response team comprised of licensed staff who meet law enforcement when a child victim of trafficking is brought into police protective custody. The RRT staff member primarily provides a su...
Lucy Bloom
04/15/2014
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Lucy Bloom
04/15/2014
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Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
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Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
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I am the victim advocate in a rural county in upstate New York. I wanted to know if other CAC victim advocates are allowed to transport victims to appointments, court, etc.
nicole Davoli
04/15/2014
arrow icon Thank you for this information. We do not have alot of publ...
nicole Davoli
04/15/2014
arrow icon I am a victim advocate at a CAC further downstate. We do tra...
Marybeth
04/15/2014
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Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon Never. Only DSS and police transport.
Diane Olmstead
04/15/2014
arrow icon This can be a difficult issue as there may be significant li...
Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
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Has anyone used, or heard of using, CASA volunteers for victims of sex trafficking?
Lucy Bloom
04/15/2014
arrow icon Thank you. I appreciate the feedack on the need for training...
Lucy Bloom
04/15/2014
arrow icon I'm also not familiar with the use of CASA volunteers in thi...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
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Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
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How do you address the issue of a disclosure happening in an exam that did not occur in the forensic interview?
Elise
04/15/2014
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Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon For the CAC, the examiner documents the disclosure and share...
Diane Olmstead
04/15/2014
arrow icon This is a common concern, and again goes back to the importa...
Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
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What are the biggest challenges that SARTs face in working with CACs?
leigh
04/15/2014
arrow icon For some communities that have setting up a multi-county or ...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon Do other counties/jurisdictions combine their SART and MDT c...
leigh
04/15/2014
arrow icon I think it is SART not having required standards as the CAC ...
Diane Olmstead
04/15/2014
arrow icon I think there is different levels of collaboration across th...
Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
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Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
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I am curious, how many MDTs operate a combined CAC/SART? We are one.
Diane Olmstead
04/15/2014
arrow icon The CAC sees around 240 cases per year and the SART approxim...
Diane Olmstead
04/15/2014
arrow icon We are learning of more and more communities that are collab...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
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Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
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Our agency is in the process of rebuilding our SART. We have come up with new guidelines but we are having trouble with participation. I have attended a national training and understand how a SART is inten...
Heather Hodge
04/15/2014
arrow icon I would invite you to contact the NSVRC at 877-739-3895 or r...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon We do not have support from the DA
Heather Hodge
04/15/2014
arrow icon I have found that using the structure of a SART as a groundi...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon Rebuilding is often a challenging process. There is no one ...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon Sally is probably the best resource for this inquiry.
Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
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I live in a rural county, it would be very beneficial to our adult rape victims if we could use the CAC facility for forensic rape exams since it is located in the center of our county and a safer, more co...
amy miller
04/15/2014
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Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon Provided this does not interfere with the operations of the ...
Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
arrow icon The NSVRC does a lot of work with rural communities. It make...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
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How can sexual assault - community based advocates work in collaboration with CAC's system based advocates on cases? How can we come to an understanding of our roles and how they complement each other by s...
Lisa Zapata
04/15/2014
arrow icon Policy Part 2: Research is illuminating what many of us who ...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon In regards to policy and statues: It has been extremely h...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon Confidentiality Part 2: We know that having positive and he...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon Confidentiality Part 1: The problem of sexual violence is so...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon Barriers to Collaboration: For the SART Toolkit we gathered ...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon I think that you point out the importance of understanding r...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
arrow icon Fifth question - This should not be an issue if both are par...
Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
arrow icon Fourth question - Some states do require coordination within...
Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
arrow icon Third question - One obvious barrier is the age of those vic...
Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
arrow icon Second question - This is precisely the reason why there sho...
Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
arrow icon First question - If both organizations are working with a pa...
Chris Newlin
04/15/2014
arrow icon Thank you for your question. There are many ways that system...
Sally Laskey
04/15/2014
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Sally Laskey and Chris Newlin, M.S., L.P.C. to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on b...
OVCRC
04/10/2014
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