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. 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
May Session –
Monday, May 4, 2015 – Friday, June 19, 2015
June Session –
Monday, June 29, 2015 – Friday, August 14, 2015
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.