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The 2023-2024 Vermont Victim Assistance Academy is in Session! 

The Vermont Virtual Victim Assistance Academy Sessions I & II have concluded, but it's not too late to explore them! The session materials, resources, assignments and recordings of each session are available! If you are interested in joining us for the 2023-2024 Sessions of the in-person academy, please contact us.

The Center for Crime Victim Services is grateful and humbled to have had the honor of Senator Patrick Leahy introduce the Vermont Victim Assistance Academy. 

Watch the introduction by clicking here


About the Academy:

The VVAA is a foundation level course on victims' rights, services, experiences of crime and details of its aftermath. The Academy is a practical, interactive training presented by knowledgeable and passionate professionals from a variety of fields. This course is appropriate for all providers whose work intersects victim services and crime. Previous Academy attendees are welcome to apply as there have been many changes in the field of Victim Services. The updated curriculum combines real-world cases and examples and uses a number of different resources to promote engagement and retention. 


Tuesday, September 26th and Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 


Wednesday, January 10th and Thursday, January 11th, 2024


Tuesday, April 9th and Wednesday, April 10th, 2024


Thursday, August 22nd and Friday, August 23rd, 2024


Voice & Choice Training

Stay tuned for details. 


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 Training 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.

Contact the Training Department at for details about the trainings we can offer and customize for your organization.