Course Detail: CLSVICADVCERT - Victim Advocacy Certificate

Course Description
This course meets the training needs of busy professionals who are interested in assisting crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery.  

Additional Information
Victim advocates provide invaluable legal services, including advocating for victims' rights and guardianship, reviewing related legislation, crisis intervention, and counseling victims of assault, battery, robbery, domestic violence, child abuse and other crimes. 

As a trained crime victim advocate, you may work with:
  • - domestic violence shelters
  • - crisis centers
  • - crisis hotlines
  • - state and county government agencies
Upon graduation from the course, you will be eligible for the Provisional Credential through the National Advocacy Credentialing Program (NACP) in affiliation with the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA).  Your prior experience in the field may also qualify you for the Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced Credential through the NCAP.


Registration Deadlines

Course OpensRegister By
August 23August 16
October 18October 11
January 10January 4
March 7February 28
May 2April 25
June 27June 20

Continuing Education Units and Contact Hours

Per course: 45 clock hours or 4.5 CEUs


$995+Books & Westlaw

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