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What are some community activities that youth can become involved in that would restore creditability or establish accountability?
Pat Howard
01/26/2006
arrow icon The cycle of violence includes everyone in the family. Howev...
Annette
01/16/2007
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pinon
10/09/2006
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I am experiencing something that I find no answer to. What,if any are the available remedies for the failure of upholding any of the victims rights that are established by state statute and or constitution...
Susan
12/27/2005
arrow icon We are working on this issue in Florida. We have found no re...
kim
10/25/2006
arrow icon I am sure an organization in our area has dealt with this is...
Keller, C
05/24/2006
arrow icon I would try VOCA offices. Our state has someone that handles...
Debbie
02/01/2006
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I am a survivor of a violent crime. Before the offender was executed I corresponded. It empowered me as a victim and gave me the final voice. Since the crime I received my MA in CJ and did my thesis work i...
Marilee Cross
08/31/2005
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Marilee
10/21/2005
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Nancy
10/20/2005
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We are doing a needs assessment survey for legal aid to determine our case priorities. We are discussing ways to survey non-clients and how to reach crime victims with the survey. What are your thoughts ...
Christi Campos
08/31/2005
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I propose that the victim impact statements be "the last word" before the judge gives the defendant opportunity to speak and then orders the sentence. I propose that if there are witness...
Sandy Warmanen
08/31/2005
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My question is regarding the display of posters in a county courthouse regarding domestic violence awareness and where victims can get help (national hotline number). I work as a crime victims' coordinato...
CvictimC
08/31/2005
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Amber
08/29/2006
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CvictimC
08/31/2005
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JHWC
08/31/2005
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Sheila J
08/31/2005
arrow icon We have some of the same issues in healthcare. If we display...
Susan Dawson
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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In our area injunction hearings are often held prior to criminal case testimony. This may revictimize the victim and give the defense ammunition and "sneak peek" at the prosecution infor...
Gainesville CVA
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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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
08/31/2005
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Utah's legal clinic is now active. However, I find it puzzling why they are prohibited to represent federal victims. Why would the grant from the National Law Institute prohibit representing federal vict...
Cecelia Swainst
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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In the Armed Forces, we have come a long way in dealing with domestic violence; what, from your perspective, is still a "sore issue" and which resources would you offer?
Raphaela Brown
08/31/2005
arrow icon where could i find more info about cvra? scanned through hun...
raphaela brown
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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There was a question about Victim Standing. Could you please explain what that is?
Samata Horwitz
08/31/2005
arrow icon Standing is a legal word that means just what it says (rare,...
Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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Hi, I'm currently establishing the victim services division for the police department. I am in the process of writing the policy for the department. I have many choices and am trying to decide what informa...
Jgage
08/31/2005
arrow icon You may want to contact local government agencies, social se...
Kari Warren
01/20/2006
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To many victims
11/11/2005
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danielle
10/19/2005
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John Stein
08/31/2005
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JHWC
08/31/2005
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John Stein
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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Is there anything that can be done to change the fact that: In places where similar definitions refer to the commission of a crime and not an offense, courts have said a juvenile offense is not a crime but...
C. Anghilante
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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This is for NY State. We have found that some police depts. allow advocates to be present while others refuse. Is there a state law that gives this right to victims?
Deb Shafer
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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I work within corrections and have concerns about the safety of victims throughout the parole violation hearing process. The environment can be unsafe, frightening and frustrating. I'm wondering if there...
Karin Ho
08/31/2005
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A. Wolf
01/31/2006
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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What is your opinion on DV victims required/subponnaed to court for bond hearings. The prosecurter wants them there to tell their side.
K Reid
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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Though we have, hopefully settled for a temporary extension of law in regard to Victims' Rights in the US Constitution, where does this currently stand-are we still requesting rights in the US Constitution...
RNold
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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What states currently have Victim Standing? Is this known only in Arizona?
Gainesville CVA
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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I am concerned with rights of juvenile victims also. I have experienced much opposition in allowing victims to attend the sentencing hearing in juvenile cases. They have virtually no imput, except to compl...
Rose
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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In our state, we have had a Crime Victims' Rights Amendment since 1999. The Amendment was an unfunded mandate so most people are not providing the services that they are now responsible for offering. Wha...
Barry
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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Do victims have the right to accompaniment during police interviews? And how can advocates "enforce" this right?
Deb Shafer
08/31/2005
arrow icon There are some juriosdictions that permit an advocate or rel...
Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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What's next for "National Victims Constitutional Amendment Passage"?
John Stein
08/31/2005
arrow icon Our great national coalition of victims rights groups (NVCAP...
Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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Hi. I am writing a report on the Victims' Rights Amendment and am trying to find out why it was never put in the U.S. constitution.
Mary Long
08/31/2005
arrow icon I am going to the website you mention and check out the CVRA...
Lora
11/11/2005
arrow icon This concern is unfounded. Courts always balance competing r...
Steve Twist
08/31/2005
arrow icon One resistance to Victim's Rights Ammend is the administrati...
bill france
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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Justice for All Act. How is it doing? Can you provide list of legal resources to refer crime victims?
B.Vanarsdall
08/31/2005
arrow icon The CVRA (note to all: please refer to the new federal victi...
Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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Prosecutors in the Valley (Arizona) are pushing towards moving all Interfering with Judicial Proceedings (OP violations) to the County for prosecution, even when it is a misdemeanor offense level. This is ...
Terri Woodmanse
08/31/2005
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Susan
11/01/2006
arrow icon Please feel free to contact me too regarding this issue, I a...
Terri Woodmanse
08/31/2005
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Terri Woodmanse
08/31/2005
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Wendy Hickey
08/31/2005
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Steve Twist
08/31/2005
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