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  • The RVAAM Alumni Academy Forum Quarterly Newsletter 

    Bradley, Debbie; Lee, Michelle; Gethers, Keith; Fundack, Ashley; Pfeifer, Heather (Roper Victim Assistance Academy, 2014-04)
    Happy Spring Alumni!! After the long winter we have all endured this year, I’m sure you all are just as excited as I am to see the trees beginning to bloom, the flowers beginning to poke up through the earth, and to feel ...
  • The RVAAM Alumni Academy Forum Quarterly Newsletter 

    Bradley, Debbie; Lee, Michelle; Gethers, Keith; Fundack, Ashley; Pfeifer, Heather (Roper Victim Assistance Academy, 2014-07)
    Hello Alumni!! It is with great pleasure that I welcome yet another class into our ever growing circle! This year’s Academy class had such a wonderful week - so much learned and so many great friendships formed. I just ...
  • The RVAAM Alumni Academy Forum Quarterly Newsletter 

    Bradley, Debbie; Pfeifer, Heather (Roper Victim Assistance Academy, 2014-10)
    Can you believe summer is already a thing of the past! It was such a cool summer, it kind of felt like we were dealing with fall already. But I do so love the fall colors, opening up my windows and smelling the autumn air! ...
  • The RVAAM Alumni Academy Forum: Quarterly Newsletter 

    Bradley, Debbie; Pfeifer, Heather (Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland, 2015-01)
    Happy New Year Alumni!!Well it is the beginning of yet another year - where did the time go? 2014 seemed to zip by! I can remember years ago when I was just a child, my mother used to say, “Don’t rush your life away, it ...
  • The RVAAM Alumni Academy Forum Quarterly Newsletter April 2015 

    Bradley, Debbie; Lee, Michelle; Gethers, Keith; Fundack, Ashley; Pfeifer, Heather (Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland, 2015-04)
    Spring has finally arrived! It has been such a cold, cloudy winter, the sights and sounds of spring sure are a welcome sight!! Another welcome sight on my calendar is the Academy! Can you believe it is time to start ...
  • Hogan's 'Tax' on State Workers 

    Gibson, Stephanie B.; Pfeifer, Heather (The Baltimore Sun, 2015-02-19)
    Although Gov. Larry Hogan campaigned on no new taxes and, in fact, wants to roll back some of the taxes he thinks were unfairly instituted, his budget proposal actually levies a specific (and punitive) tax, through a ...
  • Academy Forum: Continuing the Message of the Roper Victim Assistance Academy 

    Bradley, Debbie; Hamilton, Hadiya; Howard, Deborah; Gethers, Keith; Fundack, Ashley; Pfeifer, Heather (Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland, 2016-04)
    Broadening the Definition of Advocacy! RVAAM and VSPN! According to the FBI’s 2014 Crime Clock, there was a murder every 36.9 minutes, a rape every 4.5 minutes, and robbery every 1.6 minutes. Without a doubt, crime in ...
  • Academy Forum: Continuing the Message of the Roper Victim Assistance Academy 

    Bradley, Debbie; Hamilton, Hadiya; Howard, Deborah; Gethers, Keith; Fundack, Ashley; Pfeifer, Heather (Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland, 2016-10)
    Shame on Maryland!! Why do we continue to impose a statute of limitations on child sexual abuse? ! There is no doubt in anyone's mind that child sexual abuse and molestation is abhorrent and an embarrassment to our ...
  • Academy Forum: Continuing the Message of the Roper Victim Assistance Academy 

    Bradley, Debbie; Hamilton, Hidaya; Howard, Deborah; Gethers, Keith; Fundack, Ashley (Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland, 2017-04)
    One of the most unique features of the Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland (RVAAM) is that it has a beginning but does not have an end. Rather, it is a cyclical organization and a source of renewable human energy. ...
  • Academy Forum: Continuing the Message of the Roper Victim Assistance Academy 

    Bradley, Debbie; Gethers, Keith; Fundack, Ashley; Pfeifer, Heather (Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland, 2015-10)
    Sometimes we may not understand why a victim focuses on a particular thing or issue when we believe there are more pressing matters to address. But being sensitive to all the needs of a victim is paramount if we want ...
  • Academy Forum: Continuing the Message of the Roper Victim Assistance Academy 

    Bradley, Debbie; Gethers, Keith; Fundack, Ashley; Pfeifer, Heather (Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland, 2016-01)
    Assisting Victims of Burglary, Robbery, and Armed Robbery! Victims’ Rights for Justice and Restitution! Whether a person has been the victim of a burglary or a robbery, the rights of that victim have been violated in ...
  • Rainbow Rulings: Separate but Equal is Unconstitutional 

    Naylor, Lorenda (Public Administration Timesd, 2013)
    In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court (USSC) delivered two landmark decisions for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community: United States v. Windsor (570 U.S. 2013) and Hollingsworth, et al., v. Kristin ...
  • Increasing Adoption and Reducing the Number of Children in Foster Care in the U.S. and Abroad 

    Naylor, Lorenda (Public Administration Times, 2013)
    November is National Adoption Month. It is a time Americans celebrate adoptive families across the country. According to Barack Obama in his Presidential Proclamation of National Adoption Month, 2013 “[e]very young person ...
  • The Policy Landscape of Sexual Orientation 

    Naylor, Lorenda (Journal of Public Management & Social Policy, 2013)
    This paper examines the intersection of public administration and sexual orientation through a policy process framework that combines the stages model of policymaking and elements of the policy streams metaphor. Within ...
  • The College Crisis: Fiscal Constraints, Increased Demand and President Obama’s Call to Action 

    Naylor, Lorenda (Public Administration Times, 2014)
    The U.S. higher education system is in a state of crisis. It is addressing what is called “the iron triangle,” which includes cost, access and quality. Cost includes rising tuition and proliferating student loan debt. A ...
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Same-Sex Marraige Post-Windsor 

    Lorenda, Naylor
    In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a landmark decision in United States v. Windsor (570 U.S. ___ 2013). The ruling advanced gay rights by striking down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) ...
  • Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream 

    Naylor, Lorenda (Public Integrity, 2015-03-24)
    In this article the impact and implementation of remedial law in the United States is examined. A case study method is employed with a focus placed on a single state in the substantive policy area of child welfare. A review ...
  • Liberty and Equality: In Defense of Same Sex Marriage 

    Naylor, Lorenda (Public Integrity, 2015-03-24)
    Marriage equality has gained international attention in public discourse. Laws that prohibit same-sex marriage may be categorized as both paternalistic and moralistic. This article addresses ethical and legal considerations ...
  • Predatory Practices in Higher Education 

    Naylor, Lorenda (Public Integrity, 2016)
    At the core of ethics is training and education. If we are to expect our college graduates to behave ethically once they enter the workforce, then the institutions that educate and train them need to adhere to the same ...
  • Limited English Proficiency: Managing Beyond the Words in Long-Term Care Settings 

    Molinari, Carol; McSweeny-Field, Mary H.
    Many limited English proficiency (LEP) residents go without the help of interpreters or formal translation services as well as other supportive services in their healthcare interactions. While there are several reasons for ...

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