Victim Advocacy Certificate

This intensive, 42-hour, seven-week online program is designed to train and qualify students to provide assistance to crime victims. Participants will be prepared to work in victim advocacy arenas, such as domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, crisis hotlines, and with state and county governments to assist crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery. 


  • Format: Online course

    Hours: 42 hours / 4.2 CEUs

    When: Bi-monthly start dates

    Cost: $645

Course topics include legal terminology, legal process, legislation regarding victims-rights, jurisdiction and venue, ethics, effects of victimization on the victim, victim advocate skills, guardianships and crisis intervention. It also covers counseling skills for victims of assault, battery, robbery, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, murder and homicide.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals seeking victim advocacy training and skills necessary for a career in the legal field

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

October Session – Register Now
Monday, October 19, 2015 - Friday, December 4, 2015

January Session – Register Now
Monday, January 11, 2016 - Friday, February 26, 2016

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Continuing Education Information: 

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 4.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of 42 hours of course work.
Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments is required. To receive your Certificate of Completion, you must have a score of 70% or better on assignments and on the final written examination.

This program is coordinated by our educational partner, The Center for Legal Studies, one of America's most respected legal education training centers. They offer legal programs nationally since 1980. These courses are taught by experienced legal and educational professionals selected by the Center for Legal Studies. 

Textbooks are available from the Center for Legal Studies for approximately $40(US). To order your textbooks please call 800-522-7737 or visit The Center for Legal Studies.