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Creating an Effective Identity Theft Coalition
 
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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
05/28/2014
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are there any lessons learned from how the high profile data breaches (ie. Target, Nieman Marcus) were handled? Looking for insight on if there is any correlation between differnt types of crimes with high...
Liz Tracey
05/28/2014
arrow icon Furthermore, let's consider how these letters provide follow...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
arrow icon One issue this topic raises: how the victims are notified an...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
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Hazel Heckers
05/28/2014
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Have there been any studies that look at identity theft cases the treatment, causes and effects and provide recommendations of improvement?
R Fromuth
05/28/2014
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Merry O'Brien
05/29/2014
arrow icon The best available, national incident data comes from the Bu...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
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In your eyes, what is the most important lesson or rule for a coalition to be effective?
Melissa
05/28/2014
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Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
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Hazel Heckers
05/28/2014
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Are resources available on how to start up a coalition for IDT as opposed to starting a program within an existing victim service organization? Is there a need for all victim service providers to have trai...
Julie Cordone
05/28/2014
arrow icon Its great to hear you are interested in resources to start a...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
arrow icon In terms of providing a good, solid base of knowledge for vi...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
arrow icon In answer to your second question: yes, I think it is import...
Hazel Heckers
05/28/2014
arrow icon Currently, the toolkit exists online here: http://identityth...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
arrow icon Whether starting a new IDT coalition (local, state, etc) or ...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
arrow icon Yes, most definitely! In fact, beyond general victim service...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
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I have used the National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network (NITVAN) Tool-kit a lot when presenting and recommend it as a resource to a lot of people, too. While there is a lot of material for law e...
Rose Torgerson
05/28/2014
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Hazel Heckers
05/28/2014
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One challenge I have encountered is the view identity theft is a lower-priority crime than others and there is often a lassiez faire attitude towards the recovery process. What recommendations do you have ...
Rose Torgerson
05/28/2014
arrow icon If possible, include a Judge on your coalition. They are gre...
Hazel Heckers
05/28/2014
arrow icon Another important piece is to get the issue in front of your...
Hazel Heckers
05/28/2014
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Hazel Heckers
05/28/2014
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Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
arrow icon When training on IDT, like other crimes - start your trainin...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
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Victims speak to law enforcement and security/computer companies who tell the victim nothing can be done to find the perpetrators. How can advocates change that perception that nothing can be done?
Larry
05/28/2014
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Charles Smith
05/28/2014
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Hazel Heckers
05/28/2014
arrow icon This is why a compassionate response is so important. This r...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
arrow icon One of the first things officers and others responding to vi...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
arrow icon Perceptions change slowly. As we have seen with crimes like ...
Hazel Heckers
05/28/2014
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I work with the statewide organization that trains and develops victim advocates in Washington. I sometimes hear from victim advocates that they have encountered some challenges with law enforcement not wa...
Rose Torgerson
05/28/2014
arrow icon Great recommendations! I can't wait to share! Thanks!
Rose Torgerson
05/28/2014
arrow icon If you have a coalition established, I would certainly encou...
Hazel Heckers
05/28/2014
arrow icon So how do we get from point A to point B? Through a multidis...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
arrow icon The important thing is to train officers to know the require...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
arrow icon To clear up confusion, NITVAN created a clickable online map...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
arrow icon The first thing I encourage is a call to the department by a...
Hazel Heckers
05/28/2014
arrow icon It can be tricky advocating for law enforcement (LE) to take...
Hazel Heckers
05/28/2014
arrow icon Oftentimes, there is confusion within communities over wheth...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
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Thanks for discussing this important topic. Can you share helpful training/webinars available for advocates needing to assist victims of internet impersonation/ID assumption online?
Bridgette Harwo
05/28/2014
arrow icon Victims and advocates searching for resources might be frust...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
arrow icon Internet impersonation is a challenge for law enforcement an...
Hazel Heckers
05/28/2014
arrow icon Similarly, domestic violence victims whose perpetrators usin...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
arrow icon A handful of states (including NY, TX, HI, MS, LA, CA, sort ...
Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
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Merry O'Brien
05/28/2014
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Hazel Heckers and Merry O'Brien to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on best practice...
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