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Is it acceptable to get a release of information verbally?
Julie Corrales
06/16/2016
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I would like to ask a question about confidentiality? Is it acceptable for release of information to be obtained verbally?
Julie Corrales
06/16/2016
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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
05/24/2016
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Do you have any good training materials to educate our victim service staff about PREA?
scarlett
05/24/2016
arrow icon Yes, there are lots of training materials available. I am no...
Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
arrow icon There are a wealth of resources available at www.justdetenti...
Jeralita Costa
05/24/2016
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Given the burgeoning awareness of options like Restorative/Transformative justice, how do you think that will impact the plight of incarcerated crime victims?
Heydon H.
05/24/2016
arrow icon It is important to remember that individuals who are harmed ...
Jeralita Costa
05/24/2016
arrow icon That's a great question! I think that restorative/transforma...
Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
arrow icon Restorative justice options MUST be victim/survivor initiate...
Jeralita Costa
05/24/2016
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What are the proper channels to address retaliation for reporting? What can inmates do? What can advocates do?
Jen Herman
05/24/2016
arrow icon PART 2: As an advocate, it is of course important to ask the...
Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
arrow icon PART 1: Every facility is required, by the PREA standards, t...
Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
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How do inmates get medical or mental health services without reporting? What are the confidential channels?
Jen Herman
05/24/2016
arrow icon PART 2: Medical staff members would be required to report an...
Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
arrow icon PART 1: That depends a great deal on the actual facility, so...
Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
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Does an incarcerated victim have the right to attend any court hearing related to the crime of which s/he is a victim? Or does court ordered incarceration trump his/her right as a victim to attend?
Jen Hovland
05/24/2016
arrow icon Part 2. However, if they are not going to be called to give ...
Jeralita Costa
05/24/2016
arrow icon Part 1. If your state has a constitutional amendment or stat...
Jeralita Costa
05/24/2016
arrow icon I am not aware of any jurisdiction in which a crime victim l...
Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
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Does the inmate have a right to report with the presence of a community-based rape crisis advocate?
Jen Herman
05/24/2016
arrow icon Linda, thank you for your thoughtful replies. I think this ...
Donna Mathews
06/16/2016
arrow icon PART 2: Because the holder of privilege is the survivor, wha...
Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
arrow icon PART 1: There are not any interpretations as to what it mean...
Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
arrow icon Related to the ability to privately speak with an advocate w...
Donna Mathews
05/24/2016
arrow icon PART 2: In practice, being able to have an advocate present ...
Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
arrow icon PART 1: That’s an interesting question. Some of that depends...
Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
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Hello, I am a Victim/Witness Specialist in a very busy County in MD. I have run across a situation many times when a defendant violates a no contact order on the sentence he/she is currently serving and ...
Steph Brandquis
05/24/2016
arrow icon It depends on your state’s laws and the specifics of the ord...
Jeralita Costa
05/24/2016
arrow icon Yes, but the sentence has been given, it is being served. Th...
Steph Brandquis
05/24/2016
arrow icon PART 2: However, if I were advocating for someone in this si...
Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
arrow icon Your question is not specific to the topic of incarcerated v...
Jeralita Costa
05/24/2016
arrow icon PART 1: Can I clarify — are you saying that the defendant, o...
Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
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Can organizations funded through VOCA provide services to incarcerated victims who have been victimized in prison or have a prior victimization not related to incarceration?
Latrina James
05/24/2016
arrow icon Thank you Linda. JDI is a great resource for this kind of in...
Jeralita Costa
05/24/2016
arrow icon Score! I am so glad to hear this will be changing. It can ...
Heydon
05/24/2016
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Linda McFarlane
05/24/2016
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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Linda McFarlane and Jeralita Costa to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on best practices for Helping Incarcerat...
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05/24/2016
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