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OVCRC
11/08/2007
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Could you tell us more about your support group? Structure? Open/closed? Peer support or therapy? Meeting topics and/or open ended sharing? Has an advocacy component? Tips to keep the group meaningful ...
Pamela
11/08/2007
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Howard Morton
11/08/2007
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What is "Homicidal Differencial"?
Tania
11/08/2007
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When you talk about survivors, does this include law enforcement personnel?
kcardwell
11/08/2007
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pmnelson
08/12/2008
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How is your law enforcement agency addressing compliance with VAWA 2005?
Deb Tall
11/08/2007
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I am very interested in hearing about how and when you contact family members of homicide victims, more about the support group you offer, and about other services you offer the family members. thank you
Amy Taylor
11/08/2007
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From Chris M. in our Victimology & Victim Services course (w/Prof.Woods, NVAA "96") Ms.Ellis, does your work with survivors of homicide and other traumatic events take a toll on ...
Prof. Woods
11/08/2007
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deanna
11/08/2007
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I was wondering if you had any suggestions for advocates who are providing services to families when the case is considered "high-profile" and/or is known or publicized Nationally?
Amy Dowd
11/08/2007
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carroll ann l
11/08/2007
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How do small, isolated communities come to the healing process when there has been multiple murders in one act by one person and the person who committed the act commits suicide. There is no justice and di...
Padre Mike
11/08/2007
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Padre Mike
11/08/2007
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carroll ann l
11/08/2007
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How many homicide co-victim's support groups are out there? Is there a known compilation? Should OVC develop a list as a resource and state some "best practices" for homicide co-victim support gr...
Dr. Bruce Cook
11/08/2007
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What is an appropriate time frame for approaching a survivor to speak in community groups about their experience (Restorative Justice)?
Kathy Cason
11/08/2007
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How did you establish the police department's homicide support group? What specific services does your law enforcement office offer to victims of violent crime?
Deb Tall
11/08/2007
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Tania Bigles
11/08/2007
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carroll ann l
11/08/2007
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We are a grass roots organization dealing with families of murder victims whose cases are unresolved. Since this includes one of every three murders, we believe it needs to be addressed here. Our services ...
Howard Morton
11/08/2007
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Howard Morton
11/08/2007
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Donna Godfrey
11/08/2007
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carroll ann l
11/08/2007
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I am researching issues that children face when they are left after a murder/suicide. A lot of research seems to focus on children who have witnessed domestic violence, but I am more interested in what ha...
Christina L.
11/08/2007
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Alicia
11/08/2007
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carroll ann l
11/08/2007
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From Dan B. in our Victimology & Victim Services course. Ms.Ellis, what is the one most important aspect or thing to do when dealing with a homicide victims family?
Prof. Woods
11/08/2007
arrow icon I would concur. As a Victim Witness Coordinator and former ...
Liz
11/08/2007
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carroll ann l
11/08/2007
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In working with Survivors of Homicide over the last year, one of the most common concerns of the survivors is the lack of empathy and information from law enforcement agencies and the criminal justice syst...
Doris Weaver
11/08/2007
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Doris Weaver
11/08/2007
arrow icon One of the benefits of an advocate in your local police depa...
Tania Bigles
11/08/2007
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Noreen Dinndorf
11/08/2007
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carroll ann
11/08/2007
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Where do you suggest I look for information about the impact of witnessing an execution on victims' families? What might be realistic components of an aftercare program for these families?
Lisa
11/08/2007
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carroll ann
11/08/2007
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Can you give me a rough estimate of how many of the violent crime victims you have worked with over the years have previously been vicitimized in some way?
Ron Dempsay
11/08/2007
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Ana
11/08/2007
arrow icon You spoke about breaking the cycle of violence...can you giv...
Ron Dempsay
11/08/2007
arrow icon 25%. And Revictimization: Department of Health and...
carroll ann
11/08/2007
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What suggestions do you have regarding serving survivors whose family members/loved ones died in circumstances that create unusual and complex challenges to the grieving process (e.g. the death of a loved ...
Caroline
11/08/2007
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carroll ann
11/08/2007
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My family survived the brutal murder of two family members in 1987. The killer received the death penalty on the original sentence in Oregon. He has been re-sentenced twice since and both times received ...
Dan Hally
11/08/2007
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In follow up to my previous question, I would like to interview the killer, Randy Guzek, prior to his re-sentencing and use some of the information in the victim impact statement. Do you have any suggesti...
Dan Hally
11/08/2007
arrow icon I would greatly appreciate your time and assistance. My ema...
Dan Hally
11/08/2007
arrow icon I do and I welcome the opportunity to talk with you directly...
carroll ann
11/08/2007
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Are alternative strategies, such as Restorative Justice, recommended for helping victims of crime?
Robert Heskett
11/08/2007
arrow icon Concerning Restorative Justice if you have any information o...
Kathy Cason
11/08/2007
arrow icon Have you found that Restorative justice is an affective mean...
Colleen Ingalls
11/08/2007
arrow icon In DJJ in Florida we are utilizing a RJ based model Impact o...
Kathy Cason
11/08/2007
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carroll ann
11/08/2007
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Could you identify pertinent issues that communities need to consider as they recruit faith-based organizations to provide services to victims of violent crime? Also, what are examples of "appropr...
Faith-based
11/08/2007
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carroll ann
11/08/2007
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Homicide is the 3rd leading cause of death on Native American Reservations, how would you approach survivors who are desensitized to death, pain and suffering and how would you get the tribal council, trib...
Diane Millich
11/08/2007
arrow icon I have been with LE over 17 years on the Navajo Nation. I ha...
TBenally
11/29/2007
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carroll ann
11/08/2007
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What services can we provide as a victim advocate to the survivors who are in financial need?
gidget
11/08/2007
arrow icon I'd be interested to hear about other resources as well. I'...
Becky
11/08/2007
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Kathie
11/08/2007
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carroll ann
11/08/2007
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