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NCJ Number: 229417 Find in a Library
Title: National Victim Assistance Academy 1999
Corporate Author: National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA)
United States of America
Editor(s): Grace Coleman; Mario Gaboury; Morna Murray; Anne Seymour
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA)

Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
OVC Resource Ctr
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 95-MU-GX-K002 (S-4)
Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Curriculum
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides an outline of the course curriculum in victim assistance and victimology, offered throughout the United States, by the National Victim Assistance Academy for 1999.
Abstract: The National Victim Assistance Academy is a university-based foundation level course of study in victim assistance and victimology that was developed through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime to a coordinated team of co-sponsors. The 1999 Academy is being conducted simultaneously on the campuses of American University in Washington, DC, California State University-Fresno, Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, and Washburn University in Topeka, KS. The 45-hour academic-based, rigorous course curriculum emphasizes foundations in victimology and victims' rights and services, as well as new developments in the field of victim assistance. This report covers more than 35 different subject areas, developed to serve as the course curriculum. Highlights of the areas covered in this curriculum include: scope of crime/historical review of the victims' rights discipline; specific justice systems and victims' rights; restorative justice/community service; financial assistance for victims of crime; domestic violence; stress management; victimization of elderly; financial crime; research and evaluation; professionalizing the discipline of victim services; innovative technologies and the information age; and special topics, such as victims of gang violence, workplace violence, and international issues in victim assistance.
Main Term(s): Victimology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice education; Curriculum; Educational courses; OVC grant-related documents; Victim services; Victims rights
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