Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we are offering the April course live-online via Zoom. Emails with the Zoom meeting link and course materials will be sent directly to participants.
Interested in learning how to serve victims and survivors? Our Crime Victim Advocate Certification Program teaches you how. You can also earn valuable CEU’s for the following careers:
- Social Service Providers
- Corrections Personnel
- Juvenile Officers
Victim Service Providers
Mental Health Providers
- Child Development Specialists
- Law Enforcement Officers
Course material is taught over six sessions. To earn the certificate, you must attend all six sessions. The cost of this comprehensive 36-hour certification program is $585. Cost includes expert instruction and training materials. In addition, this course can be modified for individual agencies ranging from a one, two, or three day workshop upon request.
In this course, you'll learn:
- Victim advocacy
- How to strengthen existing practices regarding laws, forensic practices, and on-scene first-responder advocacy
- Disaster response, multiple victims, active shooter and acts of terrorism
- Where to find resources and collaborate with federal, state and local agencies
Dates and Time
- April 16-17, April 30 & May 1, & May 14-15, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Will be taught live-online via Zoom)
- June 25-26, July 9-10, & July 23-24, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
- September 3-4, September 17-18, & October 1-2, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
- November 19-20, December 3-4, & December 17-18, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Fee: $585 (Funding for this program available through the State Services to Victims Fund)
The following information will be covered in course lectures:
- Gain overview of laws regarding crime victims and explore the Criminal Justice process
- Human Trafficking Identification and Awareness
- American/Foreign Victim’s Rights and Legislation
- Active shooter response advocacy for multiple victims
- Multiple victim community/city government response planning
- Sexual Assault Advocacy -SART-Sexual Assault Response Team Collaboration
- Multiple Victim Advocacy for Acts of Terrorism - Land & Air
- Crisis Intervention – Defining types of Trauma – Advocacy in High Stress Situations
- Domestic Violence Advocacy – Safety Planning, Orders of Protection, Legislation
- Advocacy Response for Natural Disasters – Communications, Shelters, EMT/ER
- Hate Crime Advocacy for Targeted Community Demographics-Cultural Competency
- Advocacy for Juvenile victims of crime – Forensic Interview Protocol, Legislation
- Advocacy for Victims of Stalking-Cyber Crimes - Workplace Harassment
- Emergency Room/Hospital Advocacy-Agency Protocol – Liaison Practices, Media, LE
- Collaboration with Federal , State and Local Agencies – Resources, Legislation 2019