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OVCRC
09/14/2016
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The Clery Act and amendments have the colleges' and universities' responsibilities clear, however, I am not sure who holds them accountable. Shelters and counselors get the victim after the crime is commit...
Karen Zangara
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
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If an offender outs a victim on social media or publically is there any form of punishment the school can take against the offender?
Mraza
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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If a survivor does not want to file a formal report/ move forward with a school investigation can they still ask that the offender gets taken out of their classes? Dorm?
Mraza
09/14/2016
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Chief Walker
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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Asked on behalf of our Victimology & Victim Services class at Becker College...What effective programs/best practices would you identify in 1.Education and prevention of sexual assaults 2.Responding t...
Prof. K.Woods
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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Is there a statute on when a college student can ask the offender be punished?
Mraza
09/14/2016
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Chief Walker
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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Stats for rapes at schools where partying is done off campus are grossly underestimated, is there any way to get the true numbers? Any kind of mandatory reporting for universities to report what’s go...
Mraza
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/15/2016
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I receive a lot of questions regarding a students ability to report an anonymous sexual assault. Can you elaborate on how Title IX allows for an anonymous report?
Jaclyn
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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What strategies can you offer to DA advocates when reaching out to college campuses that do not have a SA resource center and most of their services are provided by title IX offices?
Paulina Bernard
09/14/2016
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Chief Walker
09/14/2016
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What efforts are being made to engage young adults against the prevention of sexual assault for positive modeling and prevention?
OFH Foundation
09/14/2016
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Chief Walker
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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How will they differentiate between resources and crimes? What if the victim needs support but does not want to go through the criminal justice system?
OFH Foundation
09/14/2016
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Chief Walker
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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What are your thoughts on best practice for balancing Title IX/Clery reporting and investigation obligations with providing trauma-informed services? What should be the top priorities and how exactly shoul...
Kathryn
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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Will there be support groups as part of the services to victims?
OFH Foundation
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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Kayla Thein
09/14/2016
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Are we moving towards schools having a requirement to have app or online reporting capabilities?
Mraza
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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How do they plan to reach out to the fraternities and sororities?
OFH Foundation
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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Chief A. H. Ton
09/14/2016
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How are they going to reach and educate students against the prevention of sexual assault? When no means no, and enough is enough?
OFH Foundation
09/14/2016
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Chief Walker
09/14/2016
arrow icon Not necessarily. It is the direction many schools are takin...
Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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Deb Fitz
09/14/2016
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What strategies can a sexual assault community agency use to get a university to buy into the idea that victim assistance services are needed for their students, staff and faculty?
Daisy Maldonado
09/14/2016
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Chief Walker
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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Daisy Maldonado
09/14/2016
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Donna Barry
09/14/2016
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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Donna Barry and Chief Anthony Walker to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on Campus Services for Victims of ...
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