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District of Columbia Victim Assistance Academy

The DC Victim Assistance Academy (DCVAA), sponsored by the DC Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, is designed to empower and motivate victim service providers and allied professionals through quality education that results in services and support for all victims of crime that are consistent, collaborative, and culturally competent.

Below, find information about two upcoming trainings. 

Mass Disaster Training 
The DC Victim Assistance Academy (DCVAA) will conduct an orientation and two-day training on Mass Disaster over several dates in February and March. The mission for the Mass Disaster Training is to develop a cadre of trained professionals who are prepared to provide immediate, short and long-term services, support, and advocacy to individuals affected by mass disasters in the District of Columbia, as well as to the community at-large. Click on links below for program information and registration. 

Mass Disaster Training Academy Information
Mass Disaster Training Registration

Confidentiality and Privacy of Victim Services Webinar – March 8, 2018  1 -2:30 pm
The DC Victim Assistance Academy will conduct a webinar on how to protect the confidentiality and privacy of victims.   Webinar participants will become familiar with the best practices for maintaining victim privacy and confidentiality, how to work with releases of information to benefit victims and navigate crime victim privacy in an interdisciplinary settings.  

Click here to register.  

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Academy FAQs

For more information, email the DCVAA coordinator at [email protected]


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