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
August Session –
Monday, August 25, 2014 – Friday, October 10, 2014
7 weeks / 42 hours / 4.2 CEUs
Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.