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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 with your colleagues on ...
OVCRC
02/25/2015
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We have had one(1) MDT organizational meeting and one(1) MDT Meeting. The communication and sharing of information is great. It greatly assists with prosecution and assisting the victim.
sandy
02/25/2015
arrow icon That's great news! Strong, effective MDTs are of great value...
Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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What is the purpose behind having an MDT?
Conner
02/25/2015
arrow icon Useful links about MDTs: www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/17002...
Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
arrow icon Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) are very useful and effective...
Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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First of all I would like to introduce myself, my name is Lori, I am victim specialist with the San Carlos Apache Tribe, victim assistance program under the Prosecutors office. This site was introduce to m...
Lori
02/25/2015
arrow icon Hi Lori, I'm with the Southwest Region National Child Prote...
Susan Samuel
02/25/2015
arrow icon There is a well-written paper titled (something like) "Esta...
Susan Samuel
02/25/2015
arrow icon Useful links about MDTs: www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/1700...
Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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I would like more information on "Connecting the Dots" and how to progress current CCR into a more multi-disciplinary focused team, in hopes of increasing commitment and strengthening collaborati...
Traci Bynum
02/25/2015
arrow icon Thanks for the clarification. If you already have a group of...
Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
arrow icon I'm new to this field, too. I was told that a CCR is "Coord...
Laurie
02/25/2015
arrow icon Can you please clarify what a "CCR" is? Thank you.
Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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please suggest some ways to "break the ice" among prosecutors, law enforcement & child protection.
Susan Samuel
02/25/2015
arrow icon We found that activities such as off-site team training, whe...
Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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Cyndi King
02/25/2015
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What to do when Sheriffs Office and/or PD refuse to become members of the Team?
Joy Satterfield
02/25/2015
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Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
arrow icon Hi Joy, Getting partners to the table can sometimes be a cha...
John Rosiak
02/25/2015
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Cyndi King
02/25/2015
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What are the most important ingredients for community efforts forming strong multi-agency information sharing agreements?
John Rosiak
02/25/2015
arrow icon Clarifying the role of each agency and how it can share info...
Jen Burkmire
02/26/2015
arrow icon Involve the Agencies/Organizations that you need to and try ...
Cyndi King
02/25/2015
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Fledgling MDTs that are not affiliated with a CAC may be overwhelmed during initial MDT protocol development. Do you have any sample MDT protocols or suggested elements to include in MDT protocols for new...
Mary
02/25/2015
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Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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Can the tools identified in this forum be adapted for a variety of multidisciplinary teams i.e. family and friends of suicide victims, individuals living with mental illness etc or is this approach specifi...
Robin Winslow
02/25/2015
arrow icon There are many kinds of MDTs, also known as Interdisciplinar...
Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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My knowledge about MDTs is mostly limited to the wraparound model, where a lot of emphasis is placed on youth and family participation. Now, I'm involved as an evaluator for a project with youth who are (o...
Spencer Hensley
02/25/2015
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Cyndi King
02/25/2015
arrow icon Answer Part Two: Although I have not worked directly in a si...
Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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I am a new social work graduate and I am currently employed at a CAC in North Mississippi. I am looking for information and resources for running and developing a multidisciplinary team.
Heather
02/25/2015
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Cyndi King
02/25/2015
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Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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Do you have any suggestions on the high turn over rate for team members from certain disciplines on MDT's? For example, lots of time detectives within law enforcement are promoted and moved from CID or th...
Suzan Evans
02/25/2015
arrow icon Yes there is. I recommend that you start with an old, but go...
Cyndi King
02/25/2015
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Susan Samuel
02/25/2015
arrow icon Turnover is a common occurrence within MDTs. Encourage new t...
Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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Many multi-disciplinary teams or "task forces" are forming in communities to address different crimes and/or victim populations (for example, victims of human trafficking). These teams often inc...
Mary
02/25/2015
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Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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I am interested in theory and research articles related to evidence-informed practices in building interdisciplinary teams. Do you have a list of research articles related to this topic?
Trish D
02/25/2015
arrow icon I currently direct a victim assitance academy, and our steer...
Trish D
02/25/2015
arrow icon Many of the guidelines relative to MDT development are speci...
Cyndi King
02/25/2015
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Jen Burkmire
02/25/2015
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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Jennifer Burkmire and Cynthia King to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on best practices for Developing an Effe...
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