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OVCRC
10/10/2007
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Is there any free legal aid for victims of crime clients in the aspect of immigration matters?
Adam Atalla
10/10/2007
arrow icon Through the NCVLI clinics for federal crime victims.
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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Several states have agencies or entities that investigate violations of victims' rights and/or represent victims during the criminal process. For example, some states have an Ombudsman and one has an Offi...
Cindy Hora
10/10/2007
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Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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I would like to pose several questions which, hopefully, bleed into one another. How do states measure compliance with victims rights and who measures it? What is the recourse for noncompliance? Are there ...
Crystal
10/10/2007
arrow icon The best compliance, in my view, is through standing to part...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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I work as a victim advocate for Homicide and Traffic Homicide. In some Traffic Fatalities cases the drivers that are at fault can not be charged and the cases never go to court. Even though that a fatality...
Davany Vargas
10/10/2007
arrow icon They can go to the legislature to seek changes in the laws t...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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What remedy can a victim seek if the prosecutor fails to notify a victim of a retained jurisdiction review in which the offender is released from custody?
Carole Wells
10/10/2007
arrow icon Under the CVRA the victim can go to court and ask that a rel...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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As a local victim service provider, where can we refer victims of Federal crimes that claim they were denied their rights?
mrd
10/10/2007
arrow icon What about the Victims' Rights Ombudsman in the U.S. Departm...
steve
10/10/2007
arrow icon to NCVLI, http://www.lclark.edu/org/ncvli/
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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Has anyone had experience with a victim of Stalking and or Aggravated Stalking filing a civil lawsuit for violations of privacy issues? John Victim Advocate
John Laycock
10/10/2007
arrow icon Check with NCVLI, http://www.lclark.edu/org/ncvli/
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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What are some of the best strategies for overcoming resistance to victims' rights enforcement?
John Mahoney
10/10/2007
arrow icon Do outreach to the prosecutors and judges. Point to other ju...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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To help us determine who is entitled to the rights granted under the Crime Victims' Rights Act, what is its definition of "victim"?
MarkB
10/10/2007
arrow icon from the statute:(e) Definitions.--For the purposes of this ...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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How can violations of the CVRA be enforced?
Debbie Bradley
10/10/2007
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Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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Is there a list of prosecutors who have, or would be willing to submit, letters explaining the benefits of victims' rights clinics and clinic attorneys and the specific assistance that is provided to prose...
Cathy
10/10/2007
arrow icon Yes...I know of several in my state and around the country a...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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How can we get law enforcement trained to write the police reports for VC correctly? I have several elderly clients that have qualified for the $500 property loss funds but their claims are not being pa...
cynthia holden
10/10/2007
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Kim
10/10/2007
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Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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What client case software is preferred? Does software offer specific fields to collect data needed for grant reporting?
Cathy
10/10/2007
arrow icon Please contact Arizona Voice for Crime Victims for a good le...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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From our Victimology class @ Becker College... Steve, at any point do you think that meeting the needs of victims will affect the rights of the accused that our system protects today?
Prof. W
10/10/2007
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Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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What can we do about victims being kept out of the court room after they have testified?
Debbie Bradley
10/10/2007
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Steve Twist
10/10/2007
arrow icon Victims should have the right to be in the courtroom before ...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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What are some of the the key factors to successfully establishing victim standing to assert rights and seek enforcement on a state level? Virginia's bill of rights indicates that "... No liabil...
John Mahoney
10/10/2007
arrow icon This is why standing is so key...we know from our earliest h...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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Is there a contact list of law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges currently working in the field who have contributed letters explaining how the enforcement of specific victims' rights laws helps their c...
Cathy
10/10/2007
arrow icon Excellent idea...NCVLI should have some collected but we wil...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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What are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid when designing victims' rights enforcement policies and procedures?
John Mahoney
10/10/2007
arrow icon Yes ...just contact me (steve_twist@sgagroup.com) and I can ...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
arrow icon Can anyone send us model victim's rights enforcement policie...
Kim
10/10/2007
arrow icon Don't forget the victim. The key to enforcement is that the ...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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From our Victimology class @ Becker College... Steve, should illegal immigrant victims have rights and be covered under a Constitutional Ammendment?
Prof. W.
10/10/2007
arrow icon Any person who is the victim of a federal crime has rights u...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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Has anyone created victims rights training materials, powerpoint presentation, and/or training video for law enforcement, prosecution, and the courts? If so may we have a copy to modify?
Cathy
10/10/2007
arrow icon Thank you Carol. My number is 614-848-8500, I'd love to talk...
Cathy Harper Le
10/16/2007
arrow icon Hi Cathy,Oregon has some materials. Feel free to contact me...
Carol
10/12/2007
arrow icon Yes. NCVLI has excellent materials, http://www.lclark.edu/or...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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What rights do victims have to the HIV testing of offenders?
Debbie Bradley
10/10/2007
arrow icon As a footnote to my earlier posting, here's a link to the fi...
Evelyn Fortier
10/10/2007
arrow icon In Oregon, victims do have the right to request offenders ha...
Michelle Ellis
10/10/2007
arrow icon I agree that the CVRA would be a great support for such a mo...
Kate
10/10/2007
arrow icon Sec. 102 of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (Grants t...
Evelyn Fortier
10/10/2007
arrow icon VAWA 2005 contains language that encourages states to adopt ...
Evelyn Fortier
10/10/2007
arrow icon In my view the CVRA can be used to assert a right to testing...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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How can the rights of victims in mass telemarketing or investment fraud cases be enforced when investigative agencies don't have the resources (such as enough financial analysts) to go through boxes &a...
Advocate
10/10/2007
arrow icon thanks to Meg Garvin for her thoughts on this:Unfunded manda...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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How can inserting the "victim (s)" word into the Federal Rules of Evidence benefit crime victims? Should states consider adding the word victim into state rules of evidence?
Laura Hudson
10/10/2007
arrow icon Senator Kyl has introduced a comprehensive bill to add victi...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
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Please provide some examples of effective methods that have been used to uphold the victim's right to be heard regarding plea agreements. Please include examples related to homicide cases.
Mary
10/10/2007
arrow icon Steve, the language you use in your response ...CVRA...is th...
Julie Bacon
10/10/2007
arrow icon First focus on the rights in the CVRA. Right to notice of pr...
Steve Twist
10/10/2007
arrow icon We seem to have this problem as well. Some State's Attorney...
Debbie Bradley
10/10/2007
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