Crime Victim Compensation Program Training
Victim advocates working in system- and community-based agencies, including child abuse assessment centers, as well as allied professionals working with crime victims.
Learn more about Oregon’s Crime Victims’ Compensation Program (CVCP). The CVCP works to ease financial burden suffered by hundreds of Oregonians each year. This training includes information about program eligibility, benefits, the application process and how payments are handled. Participants will be introduced to the CVCP Client Portal, where they will create an account and practice submitting an application electronically in our computer lab. Other functions of the client portal will be explored. Free CVCP training is offered on a quarterly basis.
For more information, visit the Crime Victim Compensation page.
Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) Training
Victim Advocates working in system and community-based agencies, including child abuse assessment centers, as well as allied professionals working with crime victims. This training fulfills part of the requirements to become a Certified Application Assistant
Learn more about Oregon’s Address Confidentiality Program (ACP). The ACP is a free mail forwarding service that helps survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking shield their physical address. This training includes an overview of the program including participant eligibility, program materials, and the role of the Certified Application Assistants.
ACP training is now available online. To access the training, please sign up for a free Oregon iLearn account. Click here for instructions about account set-up and course completion. For inquiries about setting up your iLearn account or locating the course, please email email@example.com.
For more information on the training or becoming a Certified Application Assistant, please contact the ACP Coordinator at 503-373-1323, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the Address Confidentiality Program page.
Non-Profit Directors Training
Executive directors, financial staff and Board of Directors of CVSSD-funded non-profit organizations
This training and networking event is required for all non-profit organizations that receive funding from CVSSD. The training focuses on building organizational capacity for successful stewardship of state and federal grant funding. The training also covers relevant topics that inform non-profit organizations’ delivery of services to victims and survivors in Oregon.
ODAA Victim Assistance Track
Directors of District Attorney-based victim assistance programs (DAVAP).
The Victim Assistance Track is part of the annual summer conference hosted by the Oregon District Attorney’s Association (ODAA). Attendance at this multi-day training and networking event is required for all directors of District Attorney-based victim assistance programs that receive CVSSD grant funding. Agendas reflect new and emerging issues identified by CVSSD related to the administration of state and federal grant funding. Agendas vary year by year, and are created with CVSSD’s grantees and statewide partners’ interested in mind.
MDT (Multidisciplinary Team) Day
Child Abuse MDT Chairs, Coordinators, and MDT members (including district attorneys, district attorney-based victim assistance providers, law enforcement, Department of Human Services Child Protective Services workers, school officials, county health department personnel, county mental health department personnel, child abuse intervention center staff, and juvenile department representatives).
MDT Day is a biennial (every other year) training and networking event. It is required for all organizations that receive CAMI (Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention) grant funds. MDTs should ensure attendance of key members of the MDT and budget sufficient CAMI funds to allow access to the training. Agendas vary by year according to input from grantees and emerging issues identified by CVSSD. MDT Day is typically scheduled in conjunction with the Clackamas County Child Abuse Summit.
Oregon State Victim Assistance Academy (SVAA)
Oregon advocates working in system- and community-based agencies and allied professionals working with crime victims (e.g., mental and medical health professionals, crisis response workers).
The SVAA is Oregon’s primary source of statewide training for victim advocates and allied professionals. The SVAA is offered as a basic academy and an advanced academy. The Basic Academy is designed for advocates who are new to the victim services profession and has a mission of graduating advocates who possess the core competencies necessary to compassionately, knowledgeably, collaboratively and sustainably support survivor agency with cultural humility in the aftermath of a crime. The Basic Academy is offered twice per year. The Advanced Academy is offered once per year and is designed for experienced advocates (ideally those who have graduated from the Basic Academy). Each year, the Advanced Academy focuses on a different topic(s), crime type or victim population(s) in response to community need, working to hone advanced skills, aid sustainable advocacy, and enhance capacity building.