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The 2022-2023 Vermont Victim Assistance Academy is in Session! 

The Vermont Victim Assistance Academy Session II has concluded, but it's not too late to participate! The session materials, resources, assignments and recordings of each session are available! If you are interested in joining us for the 2022 Session II in person academy, please contact us so we can help you complete session I virtually. 

SESSION THREE will be held in person in Waterbury, VT. 

Dates will be announced shortly!

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 VVVAA 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 in appropriate for all providers who 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. 

Session I

Monday, May 23rd, 2022 & Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 

Tuesday, May 31st & Wednesday, June 1st, 2022


Session II

Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th, 2023

For complete details about the 2022-2023 Academy, click here


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.