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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
07/16/2014
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Are you seeing travel restrictions implemented in parole hearings? If so to what degree town or county?
JCDW
07/16/2014
arrow icon The Commission issues any travel restrictions with the parol...
Amanda Pyron
07/16/2014
arrow icon Travel restrictions or more accurately restrictions to stay ...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
arrow icon The Commission conducts some hearings in person and some via...
Amanda Pyron
07/16/2014
arrow icon Travel restrictions for the Parolee to stay out of certain t...
JCDW
07/16/2014
arrow icon Restrictions on who? Some states are moving to video enabled...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
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What level of participation from victims are you seeing allowed during parole hearings? What security measures are you seeing implemented during the hearing? Have you seen any restriction on submitting vs ...
JCDW
07/16/2014
arrow icon this varies from state to state. I do know that victims are ...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
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Looking for good materials to help with writing a victim impact statement, can you help direct me?
Caleb
07/16/2014
arrow icon If my last post isn't what you are looking for, contact me a...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
arrow icon Try this: http://www.victimsofcrime.org/library/publications...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
arrow icon I do not know of any specific materials. However, I have ask...
Amanda Pyron
07/16/2014
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Would the APPA consider doing research and publishing a state listing of what constitutes public information that victims are entitled to know.
andy K
07/16/2014
arrow icon We would certainly consider it. I will pose this request to ...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
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Do you have experience with assigning staff to specialized caseloads focuing on issues such as sexual assault? Have you found that it is beneficial?
Bridget T.
07/16/2014
arrow icon Hi- The Commission has a specialized mental health unit to ...
Amanda Pyron
07/16/2014
arrow icon There are a number of agencies that have specialized sex off...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
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Would love to see a state by state listing as to how long it takes for a decision from the parole board--for example in Texas a notification letter is sent out advising it normally takes 4-6 months for a d...
andy K
07/16/2014
arrow icon In SC, outcome notifications are immediate for those crime v...
Debbie
07/16/2014
arrow icon The US Parole Commission typically issues decisions in 4-6 w...
Amanda Pyron
07/16/2014
arrow icon I would suggest you contact the Assn of Paroling Authorities...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
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What techniques can be used to encourage victim sensitivity training for pardon and parole board members? Board members can do damage to victims protesting if they aren't careful. How can we as victi...
Tina Harman
07/16/2014
arrow icon You may also consider asking for a meeting with the parole b...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
arrow icon I would suggest that you contact the Assn of Paroling Author...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
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How do I encourage victims to continue involvement in parole cases that are ancient?
Sherri Collins
07/16/2014
arrow icon Ms. Collins, do you promote the program or your parole cases...
Amanda Pyron
07/16/2014
arrow icon We only have parole for cases from before 1995. I am the as...
Sherri Collins
07/16/2014
arrow icon I think victims ultimately have to make the decision to part...
Amanda Pyron
07/16/2014
arrow icon You may also consider asking the victim to do an updated vic...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
arrow icon If they are ambivalent, I would suggest you continue to let ...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
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Is there a notification system (release, parole, escape) in place for victims whose offenders are serving time in federal custody?
A. Lewis
07/16/2014
arrow icon Yes! The Department of Justice operates the Victim Notifica...
Amanda Pyron
07/16/2014
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Any thought to publishing a list of what constitutes public information in regards to parole hearings----most victims have no clue as to what information they are entitled to have
andy kahan
07/16/2014
arrow icon I think all victims should have provided to them what is and...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
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Do you have any recommendations on how to improve victim impact curricula? Specifically, I am looking for any programs that have been evaluated to positive impacts on participants.
Jackson
07/16/2014
arrow icon I assume you are referring to victim impact panels (?). If s...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
arrow icon Are you inquiring about training curricula for staff? If so...
Amanda Pyron
07/16/2014
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What are your thoughts on making available Victim Offender Mediations for those who request the process regardless of status? And, would you be willing to supply information about Victim Offender Mediation...
Kayre Chatellie
07/16/2014
arrow icon More appropriately referred to as Victim/Offender Dialogue. ...
Carl Wicklund
07/16/2014
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OVCRC
07/14/2014
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