Basic Victim Advocacy Web-Based
To meet the need for an alternative,
affordable, and user-friendly source
of victim advocacy and services training
that providers can take at their convenience,
OVC allocated funding to develop and
test accessible online training that
teaches providers how to identify and
respond to the basic needs of all victims.
This Web course will focus on
the "how-to" of victim services and
advocacy, including how to work within
culturally diverse communities. The
course will develop, beta test, and
refine an online victim assistance
training course founded in the core
competencies of effective victim service.
Cicatelli Associates, in partnership
with the National Center for Victims
of Crime, Safe Horizon, and SafePlace,
will develop the Victim Advocacy Training
Online Project—an evidence- and Web-based training
program that gives providers the skills they need to identify
and respond to all victims. An analysis of the demand and
intent to use the training, a training needs assessment,
a functional analysis of duties, a literature review, and
a review of existing resources and curricula will be conducted.
A comprehensive evaluation will be conducted to assess
the Web course's usability, relevance, and impact.
The final version of the course will be pilot tested, marketed,
and disseminated to providers. For more details, visit Cicatelli