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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Washington State Victim Assistance Academy: Vancouver

Date: April 23 - April 26 Location: Lutheran Community Services NW

Lutheran Community Services NW

Washington State Victim Assistance Academy (30 Hour Pre Service Core Advocacy training) is designed to provide new advocates and allied professionals with the foundational knowledge necessary to serve victims of all crimes. There is no charge to attend and this training meets the requirements outlined by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy.

Attendees are often those new to advocacy or new to their positions in an advocacy center and have been designed to specifically meet new advocates’ needs although anyone is welcome to attend a core training.

This training is intended to be taken in its entirety and modules build off of each other.


Topics covered include:
History of the crime victims’ rights movement in the United States
Victims’ Rights Laws in the United States and in Washington
Impact of crime on victims
Navigating the Justice System
Communication with Victims and Survivors
Providing Direct Services
Cultural and Spiritual Competence
Ethics in Victim Services
Developing Resilience
Resources for Victim Advocates

Event Contact

Please register by emailing the following information to cody@wccva.org with subject line: “WA Academy Registration”
   Attendee’s Name
   Attendee’s Organization or CVSC Program Name
   Attendee’s Email address
   Contact phone number