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When one parent reports the other parent for suspected child abuse and neglect how do the immunity provisions of Cal. Pen. Code Sec. 11172(a) protect the childs best interests in dependency proceedings whe...
kids003
03/23/2016
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Juris Grace
03/30/2016
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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 with your colleagues on ...
OVCRC
04/22/2015
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Has anyone had experience with objections to using court dogs?
Richard
04/22/2015
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R. Khalil
04/22/2015
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Teresa Huizar
04/22/2015
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What are your suggestions for preparing a child to testify, when the non-offending caretaker is hostile to the entire court process, but demands justice for the child?
Paula Haran
04/22/2015
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R. Khalil
04/22/2015
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R. Khalil
04/22/2015
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Teresa Huizar
04/22/2015
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Any suggestions for attorneys who are new to victims' rights enforcement but not necessarily new to child advocacy and legal representation? What are good resources and materials (e.g., conferences, writte...
Karie Lew
04/22/2015
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R. Khalil
04/23/2015
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Teresa Huizar
04/22/2015
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R. Khalil
04/22/2015
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I'm wondering about any courts that have allowed a child to testify via video?
Jill
04/22/2015
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Teresa Huizar
04/22/2015
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R. Khalil
04/22/2015
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How do you communicate to children who no longer trust adults?
Leslie
04/22/2015
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R. Khalil
04/22/2015
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Teresa Huizar
04/22/2015
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Are you familiar with comprehensive programs\services available for children suffering from indirect victimization? (i.e. child exposed to violence\crime, child witnesses, children with parents suffering v...
M
04/22/2015
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R. Khalil
04/22/2015
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Teresa Huizar
04/22/2015
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M
04/22/2015
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Teresa Huizar
04/22/2015
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Teresa Huizar
04/22/2015
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In a case where the accused is a parent, how do you go about determining whether or not the child should testify; whether or not to try to quash any subpoenas of the child, etc?
Danielle
04/22/2015
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Danielle
04/22/2015
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R. Khalil
04/22/2015
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R. Khalil
04/22/2015
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R. Khalil
04/22/2015
arrow icon Part two: Guardians ad litem do amazing work for children,...
R. Khalil
04/22/2015
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Teresa Huizar
04/22/2015
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Teresa Huizar
04/22/2015
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At times, prosecutors working child sexual abuse offenses may learn that an offender has a medical condition that poses a threat to child victims (e.g., the offender is HIV positive). What can we disclose...
Jeffrey Zeeman
04/22/2015
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Teresa Huizar
04/22/2015
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R. Khalil
04/22/2015
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What have been the most effective ways to advocate for non-verbal victims (i.e. infants) to not have contact with perpetrators of abuse to those children? Perpetrators include those not arrested for the ab...
Edith Croxen
04/22/2015
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R. Khalil
04/22/2015
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Teresa Huizar
04/22/2015
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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Teresa Huizar and Rebecca Khalil to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on best practices for Child Victims: Provi...
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