Crime Victim Advocate

Opportunity to receive up to 36 hours of continuing education credit!

The aim of this program is to further enhance knowledge among individuals who work with or advocate for survivors and victims of crime. Certificate completion will require all three workshops, which will address a variety of issues that may be encountered when working with victims of crime. Completion of all three workshops will earn the certificate, while individual workshops can earn CEUs. The cost will be $195 per workshop and registering more than one week in advance prior to the start of each workshop would be appreciated.

The workshops will be held in Springfield, Missouri, on the Missouri State University campus. The exact location for the workshops currently relies on the number of registrants, so will be determined as the date approaches.

For those registrants who will be traveling from out of town, we are currently working with nearby hotels to arrange for lodging at a discounted rate.

Contact Cody Brewington at 417-836-8974 or through email at for updated information about lodging and location.


Dates: TBA
Fee: $195
Instructor: TBA

Location: TBA

In this workshop, an overview of the historical treatment of crime victims and crime victims’ laws will be discussed. The criminal justice system will also be navigated and phases of the criminal justice process will be explored.


Dates: TBA
Fee: $195
Instructor: TBA

Location: TBA

In this workshop, communication with victims and survivors of crime will be the focus. Key communication skills, spiritual & cultural competency, and identifying immediate, short-term, and long-term effects impacting victims will be discussed.


Dates: TBA
Fee: $195
Instructors: TBA

Location: TBA

In this workshop, crisis intervention, advocacy, and identifying client needs will be highlighted. Ethical decision-making, federal victim-related resources, and developing resilience will also be covered.

Those who may benefit from this certificate: Social Service Providers, Corrections Personnel, Juvenile Officers, Victim Service Providers, Mental Health Providers, Child Development Specialists, Nurses, Paralegals, and Law Enforcement.

*In order to receive the certificate, all three workshops must be completed. Workshops may be taken in any order or independent of one another. CEUs are also available for each individual workshop.

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Download and mail 
Noncredit Registration Form to: 
Missouri State University
Outreach Noncredit Programs
901 S. National
Springfield MO 65897

Faculty and Staff Registration

Faculty and Staff Noncredit Fee Waiver Approved!

MSU employees need to register and pay for these classes through My Learning Connection. Search under category: "Professional Development-Continuing & Distance Education." You can make payment using your MyBenefit account, or pay by credit card or electronic check. Please direct questions about your MyBenefit account to HR Employee Development and Performance at 836-5779. Other course questions please call Cody Brewington at 836-8974.