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Training Opportunities

The Arizona Coalition for Victim Services (ACVS) periodically offers academies, trainings and conferences. The Basic and Advanced Arizona Victim Assistance Academies are collaborative interagency efforts to provide victim service professionals with opportunities to learn, interact and network with other advocates from across Arizona. The Academies are a unique and comprehensive training series that address the barriers that victims of crime face and how advocates in agencies across Arizona can work together to empower and serve those in need whether it be through on-scene crisis intervention, court advocacy or community based services and shelters.

Mobile Advocacy Training Program


Check back in October for the next Basic Academy

The Basic Academy is designed for advocates who are new to victim services and is structured to teach participants basic advocacy skills. The Basic Academy curriculum addresses topics such as victimology, crisis theory and response, the criminal justice system, victims’ rights, and cultural awareness. Additionally, experienced service providers and educators from across the state lead participants through an examination of various crime types including homicide, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, drunk driving, and vulnerable adult abuse in an effort to impart a better understanding of the barriers people face as they strive to overcome their victimization and heal. The 40-hour Basic Academy curriculum meets the requirements for the National Advocate Credentialing Program and the Military Advocate Certificate Program pre-service training through the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA).

If you have any questions, you can contact Connie Chapman at

Legal Remedies for Victims – Advanced Academy 

November 18, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Coalition for Victim Services is excited to present the annual Leadership in Victim Services training, Legal Remedies for Victims.

During this one-day training you will learn:

  • The new changes to the Orders of Protections
  • Civil Remedies for crime victims – Panel of Attorneys
  • What victims need to know in Family Court – Family Law Attorney
  • Technology Safety for victims

Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and training materials.

There is limited space so register quickly to save your spot!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Connie Chapman at



ACVS periodically offers a Leadership Academy designed for more experienced advocates and supervisors who have worked in the field of victim advocacy for a few years. Although each Leadership Academy varies in content, the curriculum serves to address the most current issues advocates and supervisors in victim service agencies face. Experienced service providers and educators from across Arizona lead students through in-depth examinations of the unique challenges of leading a victim services unit.

Check back after April for more information on our next Leadership Academy.