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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
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Are any agencies providing funding for meth lab clean-up?
Matt
05/14/2015
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Ray Goins
05/14/2015
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Mike Milnor
05/14/2015
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How long can you wait if blood is present at a crime scene prior to cleaning and processing the scene?
Audrey
05/14/2015
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Ray Goins
05/14/2015
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Mike Milnor
05/14/2015
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How do you process a crime scene with multiple homicide victims?
Audrey
05/14/2015
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Ray Goins
05/14/2015
arrow icon One victim or ten, it is a tedious process. Unfortunately w...
Mike Milnor
05/14/2015
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What help can you provide to victims that can't afford clean up services and don't have insurance coverage?
J. Pierce
05/14/2015
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Mike Milnor
05/14/2015
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Ray Goins
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How do you determine market rate for crime scene clean up?
Audrey
05/14/2015
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Ray Goins
05/14/2015
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Mike Milnor
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My state does not include crime scene clean up in its list of reimbursable benefits under our CVC statute. Do you have advice about how to advocate for that policy change? Any successful stories you can po...
Elyse
05/14/2015
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Ray Goins
05/14/2015
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Mike Milnor
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do you provide victims with a list of reputable crime scene cleanup companies and if so, how are they vetted?
theresa
05/14/2015
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Mike Milnor
05/14/2015
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Ray Goins
05/14/2015
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How does PDs and CSI work with Crime Scene cleaners to ensure the maximum collection of evidence. Also, how are the families impacted by the cost of the crime scene cleaning. I know in Denver, there is an ...
Georgina
05/14/2015
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Mike Milnor
05/14/2015
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Ray Goins
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do you have any general tips on how police can balance evidence gathering with wanting to get the area cleared to allow victims to return to their home?
Kyle
05/14/2015
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Ray Goins
05/14/2015
arrow icon Good question Kyle. Balancing evidence collection and getti...
Mike Milnor
05/14/2015
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If there is extensive clean-up after a crime and family or person is displaced what agencies assist with boarding these clients? Thank you.
Giles Feinberg
05/14/2015
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Ray Goins
05/14/2015
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Mike Milnor
05/14/2015
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I am thinking about the companies which take care of crime scene cleanup. I am sure this must be very traumatic for some people and that they then become victimized as well. Any information on how they a...
regimar
05/14/2015
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regimar
05/14/2015
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Ray Goins
05/14/2015
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Mike Milnor
05/14/2015
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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Raymond Goins and Michael Milnor to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on Impact of Crime Scene Clean Up. Special...
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