Providing Essential Education to Advocates
June 21, 2017
NCVLI is committed to providing cutting edge education to advocates nationwide. In Oregon we are designing and hosting the curriculum for the State Victim Assistance Academy which is Oregon’s primary source of statewide training for victim advocates.
The SVAA provides fundamental education for victim service providers and allied professionals who routinely interact with victims of crime and has two learning tracks:
- The Basic Academy is for system and community-based advocates and allied professionals new to the field and covers the core competencies needed for compassionate, knowledgeable, and collaborative victim advocacy
- The Advanced Academy SVAA Basic Academy is for experienced advocates on topics focusing on specific crimes or specific victim populations, advanced skills, sustainable advocacy, or capacity building for programs and advocates.
Both tracks use a combination of learning methods to accommodate a variety of learning styles. The next Basic Academy is scheduled for August 14th & 17th with distance learning pre-work on numerous date in July.
This project was supported by Award Nos. 2015-VF-GX-0027 and 2015-VA-GX-0013 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice.