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Ms. Garcia, Generally speaking, with regards to women of domestic violence and specifically with regards to assisting victims of intimate partner stalking, what are some of the data collection and sam...
Yvonne
01/11/2008
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Yvonne
02/05/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/30/2008
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Keep up the good work! Our county's stalking reports were down to virtually nothing in 2006 from as high as 150 six years ago. Our domestic violence task force is looking into why the drop. The informat...
Henry
01/09/2008
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Our agency has some trouble with the law enforcement in handling intimate stalking as a priority. Do you have any suggestions as to what our office can do to get these cases as high importance cases?
Nikki Matucha
01/09/2008
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Tanya
01/28/2008
arrow icon Peace Over Violence has a collaboration with the Los Angeles...
Peggie Reyna
01/15/2008
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Mike Proctor
01/11/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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Obtaining an stalking order: Q:When is the time to get stalking order? Q:Does there need to be more than one, unawanted contacted, to a person to apply for a stalking order? Q:Does it depend on the sev...
CCarrasco
01/09/2008
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Mike Proctor
01/11/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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I work at a domestic violence shelter in South Dakota. We find it particularly difficult to help those women whose stalkers are affiliated in some way with law enforcement, as the stalkers then have acces...
Lu
01/09/2008
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Mike Proctor
01/11/2008
arrow icon Both great suggestions, though unfortunately, South Dakota d...
Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
arrow icon I am a VAdvocate in SC. I have had to address this issue wi...
Toni Hood
01/09/2008
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Debbie Thornton
01/09/2008
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Are there laws in new york state against stalking? What laws protect immigrant victims of domestic violence?
carolyn Washing
01/09/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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Hi again, Some of the questions being asked has sparked another question from me. If the court finds individual guilty of stalking, what can the judge mandate the stalker to do besides paying a penalty...
Alice Moore
01/09/2008
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Mike Proctor
01/11/2008
arrow icon Again, it will vary by jurisdiction, but in addition to rest...
Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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California has a "safe at home" program where the person is able to move, given a PO Box that goes through the Sec. of State's office and therefore can be invisible to the stalker. Are there prog...
Linda Foley
01/09/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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Hello Michelle, I am a crime victim advocate at a LE agency. How can I obtain a copy of the stalking documentation log?
Nancy G. Ramos
01/09/2008
arrow icon Hi Nancy. The stalking incident and behavior log is availab...
Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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Thinking in terms of teaching teenagers and their questions: At what point does spying become stalking? Why do people stalk someone that they haven't dated and don't necessarily intend to date, but still &...
J. Mitchell
01/09/2008
arrow icon There are very few programs conducting stalking prevention e...
Michelle Garcia
01/21/2008
arrow icon Thank you for expanding on Garcia's comments. We find stalki...
J. Mitchell
01/14/2008
arrow icon Michelle gave an excellent response to this question. I am c...
Mike Proctor
01/11/2008
arrow icon The rates of stalking among teens are growing rapidly. Part...
Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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How do the rules of stalking differ in other states?
Angie Collet
01/09/2008
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Mike Proctor
01/14/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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I'm involved with a Policy Summit to end violence against women in LA. The intention is to find a 'flaw' in the system and fix it. Which government agency is responsible to make sure company policies a...
Nelson Nio
01/09/2008
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Mike Proctor
01/14/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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Are there any links between stalking behavior and non-stranger rape?
T
01/09/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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Is there much data on the number of stalking victims who go on to become victims of physical and/or sexual violence by the perpetrator?
D Fukura
01/09/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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Is there a comprehensive resource available on stalking to aid in community awareness and staff training?
Chris Proctor
01/09/2008
arrow icon The Organization Michelle works for...the National Center fo...
Mike Proctor
01/14/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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Most often, programs for victims are not generated until something tragic occurs in which the media brings to light. In Delaware, they provided a variety of programs in regards to domestic violence, but st...
Susanne Gayle
01/09/2008
arrow icon This is an area where Michelle and I completely agree. I edu...
Mike Proctor
01/14/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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I'm the coordinator of a OVW funded project to effect system change for women with disabilities who are victims of interpersonal violence, including stalking. Is there any data regarding women with disabi...
Sarah Caprioli
01/09/2008
arrow icon This is an area that is still woefully under researched, as ...
Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
arrow icon Hi, Sarah - We have an OVC award that deals with stalking an...
Jean Solis
01/11/2008
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In the past several years women who have suffered domestic violence and stalking related behaviors in their current past and current relationships have not been provided the proper treatment services. How ...
Kathleen Simone
01/09/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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Many states, such as WV, have done away with the old restraining order that has left victims of stalking and threats almost powerless. What suggestions are provided for these victims?
K.Bell
01/09/2008
arrow icon As a victim advocate and stalking educator, I find as does M...
Mike Proctor
01/14/2008
arrow icon Im sorry to hear that WV has weakened or eliminated this res...
Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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What are some ways that a probation department can assist victims after there has been a conviction and the offender is sentenced to probation? We would like to be more active in working with the victim s...
Michelle
01/09/2008
arrow icon We encourage what Michelle has indicated, in fact we have ou...
Mike Proctor
01/14/2008
arrow icon I practice civil law in the area of domestic violence, but o...
Atiya
01/09/2008
arrow icon This is a great suggestion, however, one of the main problem...
Michelle H
01/09/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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We have always recommended safety plans and incident journals in addition to contact with law enforcement but that is never enough to protect a victim from an intimate partner. What are the best practice ...
Marti Anderson
01/09/2008
arrow icon Once again, Michelle brings out several good points. Since w...
Mike Proctor
01/14/2008
arrow icon Kansas has victim service liaisons who work in the parole of...
Angela Janet
01/09/2008
arrow icon Would you suggest the same protocol if the victim is being s...
J Kocian
01/09/2008
arrow icon Safety planning is critical, particularly for victims who ar...
Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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Good afternoon Michelle, Is it difficult to arrest and prosecute someone for stalking if there isn't any hard evidence e.g., stalker drives by home, office, and/or shows up at events and/or parties that...
Alice Moore
01/09/2008
arrow icon We completley agree with Michelle. Document, Document, Docum...
Mike Proctor
01/14/2008
arrow icon Lack of evidence always makes it more difficult to arrest an...
Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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I am the legal advocate for Domestic Violence Services for Cumberland and Perry Counties in PA. DVS/CP is interested in implementing a protocol for stalking within our counties. We are interested in any ...
Nicole Brown
01/09/2008
arrow icon Since 1991 we have started developing and refining our stalk...
Mike Proctor
01/14/2008
arrow icon Great to hear that your counties are pursuing a protocol. T...
Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
arrow icon Hello Nicole, There is a very good model protocol availab...
John M Laycock
01/09/2008
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We get calls from victims of stalking and DV that are also victims of identity theft by the people who are abusing them. We would appreciate any suggestions you have that might help.
Linda Foley
01/09/2008
arrow icon Thank you. We do work with them to help them separate themse...
Linda Foley
01/09/2008
arrow icon This is a growing concern for victims of stalking and we hav...
Michelle Garcia
01/09/2008
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