To serve a greater number of victims in Maine and New Hampshire.
To develop and offer a comprehensive academically-based, foundational level training academy to build the capacity of victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel and other Professionals who work with victims of crime.
Purpose of Academy
The goal of the Academy is to help Advocates become more skilled in their professions and to create a way for ongoing victim service professional development. The Academy is a comprehensive academically based foundation level training to help build the capacity of victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel and other professionals who work with victims. While some participants have previous training in their area of specialization, the Academy provides an overview and in-depth understanding of the entire field of victimization, victim rights and victim assistance.
- To promote critical thinking and broaden perspectives on victimization and victim response systems.
- To expand and enhance the level of professionalism within the victim service field.
- To provide an opportunity to network with people from other victim services and allied professionals.
- To increase participant knowledge of national, state and local resources.