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I am the Detective Sergeant of Investigations as well as the Victim's Advocate for Jacksonville PD in Jacksonville, NC. Our agency is an accredited agency and just completed re-accreditation prior to 5th ...
Staci Leyble
10/22/2007
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We are holding a training for law enforcement this month and hope to get a good response for attendance. What have you found makes a law enforcement training appealing as well as useful?
Sarah Reiners
08/01/2007
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Barbara Tanner
09/18/2007
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Susan Clark
09/04/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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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 ...
OVCRC
08/01/2007
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I love the idea of National Night Out, and our community is actively planning events to celebrate the event this year. However, what can law enforcement and the local government do year round to reach out ...
Liz R.
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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What type of activity would you suggest to strenghten the bond/working relationship between advocates and law enforcement?
Officer Tome
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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Since National Night Out takes places during student's summer vacation, there is concern from some of our Board members that the youth demographic won't be reached with our advertising. Aside from pizzabox...
Craig Peters
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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As a victims' advocate, I have encountered resistance from law enforcement when working on behalf of victims. Do you have suggestions for how to approach law enforcement in a manner to which they would be ...
Maggie Scott
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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Our victim/witness division is part of a prosecutor's office. We are very fortunate to work with some wonderful law enforcement agencies in our county. On occasion, however, we have had victims, especially...
Mary Kay Carter
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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What have been some of the challenges that you encountered in organizing community events? What have been, in your experience, the most effective types of events for community involvement?
C. Maguire
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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We are a newly opened domestic violence shelter. Do you have any suggestions for making local law enforcement aware of our services that they can use as a referral for victims when they respond to calls?
Jan
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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How would you recommend getting the word out about our community's plans for NNO events? We want to encourage citizens to join in the activities but are concerned that our efforts are going unnoticed.
Shaun
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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It has been a problem with our local LE agencies when a U-Visa certification form needs to be signed by them. What would be the best way to approach them about this situation?
Paola
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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Other then education/training what would you do to connect with victims of domestic violence who have not reported?
Officer Tome
08/01/2007
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Dave Williams
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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At a conference last week I was told that victim speakers should not be used when training law enforcement. What is your take on the matter?
Officer Tome
08/01/2007
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Mike Proctor
09/07/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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Dave Williams
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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Our local law enforcment agency doesn't have a victim advocate or victim services office. How could I go about approaching them with the suggestion to start one? A where could I direct them for more infor...
Jennifer
08/01/2007
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Mike Proctor
09/07/2007
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Elizabeth Burns
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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How can my law enforcement department get involved with National Night Out?
Mitchell
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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In the DFW area are there any resources available specifically for immigrant victims?
Maru
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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Getting victim speakers is a challenge for my program, are there any resources out there that I can tap into to help facilitate this process my work site is in tampa Florida?
William Grier
08/01/2007
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Staci Leyble
10/22/2007
arrow icon I am not sure what event you need speaker for but Tampa, Flo...
Kellyann Kostya
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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Our org works with families and law enforcement when a child goes missing. We enjoy great relationships with many law enf depts, yet sometimes find some LEs reluctant to partner. In those situations, what ...
Nancy Sabin
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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My name is Yvonne McGinnis, CEO of RememberingMary.net, a community based organization, providing treatment to substance abused women, children, juveniles, teens, etc. My questions are: What additional me...
Yvonne
08/01/2007
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Dave Williams
08/01/2007
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Don Priddy
08/01/2007
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Lieutenant Donald Priddy to the OVC Web Forum. He is available to answer your questions and share best practices regar...
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08/01/2007
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