Training, Education, and Technical Assistance Initiatives
OVC is committed to providing victim service organizations with the necessary training, technical assistance, and material resources to develop and deliver high-quality services and to providing victim advocates, criminal justice personnel, allied professionals, and the faith community with the knowledge and skills to meet victims' needs.
To reach these goals, OVC is enhancing the ability of its own Training
and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) to develop and deliver high-quality
training and technical assistance that meet the continuing and emerging needs
of the field. These efforts include establishing national and state victim
assistance academies; developing training that recognizes the specialized interests
of law enforcement, judicial, corrections, social services, and faith-based
program personnel; and initiating an effort to extend the accessibility of
victim advocacy training via Web-based curriculum development. Because each
initiative shares the goal of improving the delivery of services to victims,
each effort supports the others in reaching the overall goal of a seamless
national system of victim services.
See the box at the right for detailed information about OVC's initiatives
in this area.
By supporting these programs, OVC continues its mission of helping victim service providers develop protocols, enhance responses, refine training programs, and improve leadership skills. Its focus on state-specific resources, all age groups, the specialized needs of service providers, and the use of new technologies to share information ensures that the most comprehensive information is delivered to frontline service providers.
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