Oregon State Victim Assistance Academy
Each year, the Advanced Academy offers training on a different topic or topics focusing on specific crimes or specific victim populations, advanced skills, or topics relating to sustainability sustainable advocacy, or capacity building for programs and advocates. Topics are selected based on feedback from advocates statewide.
Past Advanced Academy topics have included: Privacy Summit (2018), Restitution Summit (2017), Mass Casualty Incidents and the Role of the Advocate (2015), Serving Survivors of Homicide (2013), and Advanced Communications: Confidentiality and Crisis Response (2012).
SVAA is supported in part by funds from the Oregon Department of Justice through funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice.