Training Highlights

Upcoming CVSSD-supported events


Crime Victims’ Compensation Training Online

Presented by CVSSD

Date: Available now!
Location: Remote training

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. To comply with the CVSSD grant requirement to attend CVC training, participants must complete both the “Crime Victims’ Compensation Primer” and “Crime Victims’ Compensation: Applied” online courses, including a final exam for each course.For grants beginning on or after October 1, 2020, all grant-funded staff are required to attend CVC training at least once every four years, with new staff attending CVC training within six months of hire. For more information about these courses, click here.

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Oregon State Basic Victim Assistance Academy – 2021

Presented by National Crime Victim Law Institute

The Oregon State Basic Victim Assistance Academy (Basic Academy) provides fundamental education for victim service providers and allied professionals who routinely interact with victims of crime. The March 2021 Basic Academy will be 100% virtual. This interactive online format allows increased accessibility to this deep knowledge and skills training. During this 40 hour training, which spans four weeks, there will be synchronous and asynchronous elements of the Basic Academy. This means you will get to do some work at your own pace and then come together with your peers for live sessions to learn other pieces and share your efforts.

The Basic Academy is designed for advocates who are new to the role of advocacy. The curriculum includes sessions that cover the core competencies of victim advocacy taught by local advocacy experts.

The Basic Academy is committed to graduating advocates who possess the core competencies necessary to compassionately, knowledgeably, collaboratively, and sustainably support agency in the aftermath of crime.

Topics Include: Justice System Overview; Ethics; Privacy; Crime Victims’ Rights; Effective Communication; Crisis Intervention; Intimate Partner Violence; Vicarious Trauma, Resiliency and Self-Care; Neurobiology of Trauma; and Financial Recovery.

Target Audience: This training is primarily for Oregon advocates new to the role of advocacy whether they are working in system-based or community-based agencies, or are in an allied professional (e.g. mental health counselors, crisis response workers). Registration priority is given to Oregon participants; out-of-state participants will be enrolled as space allows.

Click here to register and for more information.