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Community Engagement and Training (CET)

The Community Engagement and Training (CET) Department at CCVS provides training on victim and survivor services to advocates and allied professionals in Vermont. We use a highly effective educational approach in all our trainings that supports participant learning. This approach is also well-suited to project planning and meeting facilitation. We believe that great learning events can change lives and make a difference for victims and survivors of crime.

Training Opportunities

Vermont Victim Assistance Academy - Stay tuned for details regarding the 2021-2022 VVAA Sessions!

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Vermont Vcitm Assistance Academy The Vermont Victim Assistance Academy (VVAA) is a foundation level course on victims' rights, services, and their experience of crime and its aftermath. The VVAA is a practical, interactive training presented by seasoned professionals from a variety of fields. It is open to all professionals whose lives and work intersect with victims and survivors of crime. There is an application process and a registration fee.


Voice & Choice Training

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Advanced Training

In addition to the basic overview trainings offered through the VVAA, we also offer more in-depth trainings on specific topics. These topics can include contemporary issues, relevant laws, protocols, and procedures.

The Center for Crime Victim Services organizes, hosts, and participates in conferences throughout Vermont and the Northeast.

Technical Assistance and Training Design Consultation

The CET Department staff work with agency partners to offer in-depth training to advocates and victim service professionals. We are available to present mini trainings and workshops on victim issues at agency and organizational staff meetings or retreats. We offer technical assistance for planning forums, trainings, conferences and other learning events to programs that receive funding through or who partner with CCVS.

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