Basic Victim Advocacy Web-Based Training Course
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 launched Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online ) in September 2007 at the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. Since its launch, more than 300 people have registered for the online training and over 230 registered users are actively using the course.
VAT Online is a basic victim advocacy Web-based training program that offers victim services providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to better assist victims of crime. Specific information is also provided to meet the needs of target populations.