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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.
Those who complete the training program will be eligible at minimum for the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) Provisional Credential and possibly for the Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Credential based upon their experience in the field.
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Cancellations: The office of Continuing & Professional Education reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes due to low enrollment. If a class is cancelled or rescheduled due to low enrollment, you will be notified at least one week prior to class start date and given the option of a full refund or, in some cases, transferring to a different class.
Refunds, Withdrawals and Transfers: the full policy is available here.