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.
- Legislation Regarding Victim Rights
- Effects of Victimization on the Victim
- Victim Advocate Skills
- Assault, Battery, and Robbery and Homicide & Suicide
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Assault/Rape and Child Abuse
Successful graduates of the course will be eligible at minimum for the NACP Provisional Credential and possibly for the Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Credential based upon their experience in the field. Please refer to the National Organization for Victim Assistance for additional information.
Who Should Attend?
Individuals seeking victim advocacy training and skills necessary for a career in the legal field
$645 (does not include course materials)
Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 4.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing the course.
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.