The Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse is excited to announce the 2017 Texas Victim Assistance Academy (TVAT). The TVAT Academy will provide a four-day, in-person foundational level victim assistance training for new victim services advocates, victim assistance providers, volunteers, criminal justice professionals, and allied professionals with less than three years’ experience who routinely work with victims of crime.
DATES: March 7 - 10, 2017
Public Safety Operations and Training Center
3500 D B Wood Rd.
Georgetown, TX 78628
TVAT WEBPAGE: http://www.tdcj.texas.gov/php/tvatacademy/index.php
REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.tdcj.texas.gov/php/tvatacademy/2017_TVAT_Academy_Registration.pdf
REGISTRATION FEE: There is no registration fee. Box lunches will be included the first three days of the training, however, hotel, travel, and other meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 13, 2017
More information regarding the in-person TVAT Academy, is available online at https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/php/tvatacademy/index.php.
Please encourage advocates with less than 3 years’ experience to apply for this academy. Benefits of attendance at the TVAT Academy include acquisition of foundational skills necessary to serving people who have been victims of traumatic crime; recognition of specialized victim service training and experience; curriculum demonstrates commitment to victim-centered service delivery and professional development; and networking opportunities with other professionals.