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I am seeking FME opinion on the concept of Forensic Medical Services. I believe that it needs to be seen as a whole with three parts: evaluation, case discussions and court participation. I have asked at d...
Linda Laras, MD
12/01/2005
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I am a sexual assault advocate. There appears to a difference in opinions concerning testing for STD's during the rape exam or waiting 7-10 days to have the STD test done. My thought is if the test came ou...
Barb
11/28/2005
arrow icon Ma'am,Rather than testing for STDs at all, the SANE nurse sh...
Jennifer
01/13/2006
arrow icon Priority: victims wellfare, she will guide you if she can wa...
Linda Laras, MD
12/01/2005
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I work for a prosecutor's office in NM. Our prosecutors will not try a case without the victim, so many SA and DV cases fail to get prosecuted or a plea is entered. What are the feelings about requiring ...
Sunshine
08/19/2005
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David
10/10/2005
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ImaniKristina
08/29/2005
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In July 2004, ODVN provided a form to guide DV legal advocates when engaging in certain activities that might constitute the unauthorized practice of law. This guide gave what you could and could not do/s...
Pam VanCamp
05/31/2005
arrow icon Unfortunately, I do not have any information on similar info...
Toni
11/28/2005
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Are there resources available that addresses case reports on sexual assault? I'm specifically looking for what is appropriate and when too much information could be detrimental to the survivor. My agen...
Pam VanCamp
05/31/2005
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In the state of tennessee, can a minor aged 13-17 refuse a sexual assault examination?
Tina Holden
04/27/2005
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Lucy Cannon
10/10/2005
arrow icon A medical examination cannot be forced on anyone...whether T...
Jon
05/12/2005
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What type of information do you suggest staff should include in a SA client's file? I have 2 licensed counselors on staff which have been trained to write detailed case notes; however, due to the nature of...
JL
04/27/2005
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pam vancamp
06/02/2005
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Jon
05/12/2005
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3) How are states balancing a victim's interest in privacy and anonymity with the assertion of "victim's rights" by a third party victim representative? 4) How is the development of victims rig...
MS_VRP
04/27/2005
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Are there any states where violation of a victim's rights carries legal reprocussion
Erin Ptak
04/27/2005
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Jon
05/12/2005
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As per being in on the interview process, if the Sexual Assault Advocate has priveledged communication legislation behind them, can they then be in the interrogation room with the victim during the intervi...
Melissa
04/27/2005
arrow icon I get that anyone can and should be allowed to be present du...
Sherry
10/10/2005
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Jon
05/12/2005
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In a college campus setting, how do we as advocates preserve confidentiality in light of many campus requirements and protocols for disclosure under the Clery Act? As the community sexual assault provider...
Melissa Cilley
04/27/2005
arrow icon My suggestion is to contact the University of Montana's Stud...
Keri Moran
04/28/2005
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Is there a diagnosed psychological- --/psychiatric term for the offenders or do they suffer from varied psychotic dysfunctions?
Anthea MBoarman
04/27/2005
arrow icon In the DSM IV there is no diagnosis as sexual perpetrator. I...
Shelley Sheldon
05/16/2005
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There has been some discussion in our community about whether or not victim advocates should be able to testify in child sexual abuse cases. What are your thoughts on this?
Shayle H.
04/27/2005
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Jon
05/12/2005
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This question primarily pertains to confidentiality of domestic violence victims and HIPAA. I provide statewide technical assistance and assure compliance of internal operating policies and guidelines for ...
rhonda
04/27/2005
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What are your views and recommendations on confidentiality? If information is kept confidential, how are future, potential victims protected?
T
04/27/2005
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Jon
05/13/2005
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T
05/13/2005
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Jon
05/12/2005
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What can we do to insure all level sex offenders must register and be on the offenders list and how do we get all states to publish the site for citizens and parents easy access.
Louise Furst
04/27/2005
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Jon
05/12/2005
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04/27/2005
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In your opinion, what can be done to raise awareness of, and increase advocacy concerning, marital rape/sexual assault? Also, what do you see as being the the biggest barriers to societal recognition of m...
Holli Wallace
04/27/2005
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Doug Beloof
04/27/2005
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Dr. Beloof, are there any states / models we can look to that allow standing for direct victim representation in a criminal prosecution ?
Valenda
04/27/2005
arrow icon Yes , there are. The new federal statute provides victims st...
Doug Beloof
04/27/2005
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I am an on-call victim advocate for a crisis center in Lincoln, NE. When I respond to a sexual assault call at the hospital, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner always asks me to sign as witness to consent ...
Marla S.
04/27/2005
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Doug Beloof
04/27/2005
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Can you comment on the Dept of Defense's new policy on limited reporting of sexual assault?
T
04/27/2005
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Jennifer
01/13/2006
arrow icon http:www.sapr.mil has the new DOD policy posted. It can be ...
April C
07/28/2005
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Doug Beloof
04/27/2005
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1. Are todays sex offenders more likely to commit their crimes close to their home? Elsewhere in their city/town? State? 2. When will a national registry of sex offenders, free access to all be established...
MIKE PROCTOR
04/27/2005
arrow icon Regretably I do not have the answers to these questions read...
Doug Beloof
04/27/2005
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I'm a victim advocate and am seeing jurors now looking at the victim of a sex crime as they should be looking at the Defendant. It takes time getting case to Court, sometimes longer than usual, and jurors...
Beth Dabbs
04/27/2005
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Doug Beloof
04/27/2005
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Can minors in the state of Missouri seek sexual assault treatment-i.e. medical, and or counseling services without the consent of their parents?
Kourtney
04/27/2005
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Doug Beloof
04/27/2005
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I have questions regarding victim rights in dealing with a sexual assualt. 1) How do service providers help overcome the prejudice in the prosecutors office that victims of this type of crime will recant ...
MS_VRP
04/27/2005
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Doug Beloof
04/27/2005
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