Community Engagement & Training (CET)
The Community Engagement and Training (CET) Department at the Center provides high-quality training on victim/survivor-related topics to advocates and allied professionals in Vermont. We use a highly effective educational approach in all our trainings that is very supportive of participant learning, which is also well-suited to project planning and meeting facilitation. We believe that great learning events can change lives and make a difference for victims/survivors of crime.
The Vermont Victim Assistance Academy (VVAA) is a comprehensive, foundation level, 42-hour course on victims' rights, services, and their experience of crime and its aftermath. The VVAA is a practical, interactive training presented by seasoned professionals, from a variety of fields. It is free and open to all professionals whose lives and work intersect with victims and survivors of crime.
In addition to the basic overview trainings offered through the VVAA, the Center for Crime Victim Services also offers more in-depth trainings on narrower topics, ranging from contemporary issues, to relevant laws, to protocols and procedures.
The Center for Crime Victim Services organizes, hosts and participates in conferences throughout Vermont and the Northeast.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE/TRAINING DESIGN CONSULTATION
The Training Department staff routinely collaborate with agency partners to offer various opportunities for in-depth training to advocates and victim service professionals. We are available to present mini-trainings and workshops on victims issues at agency and organizational staff meetings or retreats. We offer technical assistance for planning forums, trainings, conferences and other learning events to programs that receive funding through or who partner with the Center.
Meeting Design and Facilitation