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What are the concerns about peacemaking courts/ restorative justice? How well are they working? How do you increase participation? What grants are applicable?
Neeka Somday
03/29/2006
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11/16/2005
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What is the best approach to take in Native communities surrounding the topic of child sexual abuse prevention?
Stop It Now! MN
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/17/2005
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Jo Hally
11/17/2005
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Jo Hally
11/17/2005
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Our office is always looking for ways to improve our relationships in Indian Country. In the past, we have organized holiday gift drives and school supply drives. We also hold a regional Indian Victim Co...
Todd McKenney
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/17/2005
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I work for a mental health advocacyy organzation. What are some ways that mental health can collaborate with victims services to help victims? Also, how can mainstream mental health better meet the needs...
David W
11/16/2005
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David Weikel
11/21/2005
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Jo Hally
11/18/2005
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Jo Hally
11/18/2005
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David Weikel
11/18/2005
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Jo Hally
11/17/2005
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Hello Mrs. Hally. I've heard many good things about you and your organization. As an advocate, how might one respond to a Native woman who has been a victim of violence and also seem's to have been affec...
Tamara Evans
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/17/2005
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Does a model domestic relations code exist that addresses domestic violence in custody situations? Thanks
Suzanne Garcia
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/17/2005
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Is there a model criminal code that tribes are using to prosecute abusers?
Becky Smokey
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/17/2005
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How many tribes have: (1) a criminal offense for domestic assault, (2) domestic violence protection orders (or equivalent)?
Michael Bowling
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/17/2005
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We are a Native Coalition against domestic violence and sexual assault. We have tribal reps and we also serve urban Natives. We would appreciate any thoughts you may have on working with urban Natives. Tha...
J.Y. Crighton
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/17/2005
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On our Reservation we have tribal arrests and convictions for domestic violence, but the post-conviction sanctions, supervision, and counseling is minimal. What suggestions can be provided to stop recidiv...
M Matthews
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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I represent a state wide non-profit agency that has recently formed an Indian Country Work Group (ICWG) to address sexual violence in Indian Country. Our goals are many and include holding a Govt. to Govt...
BB Beltran
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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We will be putting on trainings in tribal areas on traumatized/disabled officer issues and line-of-duty death survivor issues. What topics in these areas do you feel we should address?
Denise Williams
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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Mrs. Hally Would you be willing to discuss the Issue as to when the Victim of crimes are Indigenous Americans and the perpetrator is the Local, State and Federal Government's. Either knowingly or unknowi...
Cpl Pro
11/16/2005
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Cpl Pro
11/17/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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Hello, Besides Native American Circle, could you recomend some NYS Specific American Indian resources regarding sexual assault, or any organizations promoting promising practices in NYS for working with...
C Braunius
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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Hello - I am working to reopen the crime victim services office on the WRIR and am wondering what grants/new initiatives are presently available.
Carole Justice
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has an excellent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program on the reservation. How is the Bureau of Indian Affairs promoting this model of care in Indian Health S...
Elise Turner
11/16/2005
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Elise Turner
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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The agency I work for is considering holding trainings for Tribal Police Agencies. We already hold trainings each year entitled the "Traumas of Law Enforcement" and would like to expand t...
Denise Williams
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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I am attempting to initiate a support group on the Quinault Reservation. I go out there every week and have begun making connections in the community, however, In the two months I have been going out there...
Angela Nilsson
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/17/2005
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Angela Nilsson
11/17/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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As a Native American Advocate and Program Coordinator, I am seeking out native specific curriculum and posters to include in prevention education sessions dealing with sexual assault. The requested informa...
Linda Hurst
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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Carmen
11/16/2005
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Hello, What do you think is the biggest barrier to reaching the Native American community with information on domestic violence? Thanks, Lila
Lila Castillo
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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Ellen
11/16/2005
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I have been working as a Victim Specialist in Indian Country for 5 months and have quickly become aware of the limited resources. Something that complicates service referrals further is the lack of confide...
Carmen Kucinich
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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Jean Lawrence
11/16/2005
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How can we encourage and provide better support to Native American families who are dealing with sexual violence? How do agencies such as ours build a bridge of support with Native American communities who...
Nancy Sabin
11/16/2005
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Linda Hurst
11/16/2005
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Becky Smokey
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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If a native victim is seeking help pertaining to a domestic violence situation, is it best practice to find a native advocate for this victim? Or, put another way: If a native female victim seeks help shou...
Cynthia Black
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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How do we encourage native women to use services that are not available on the reservation but are modeled and built for mentorship among native people?
Jessica McSparr
11/16/2005
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Jessica McSparr
11/16/2005
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Jo Hally
11/16/2005
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