Hawaii State Victim Assistance Academy

The Department of the Attorney General was awarded $161,844 in Federal funds under the FY 2018 Discretionary Training and Technical Assistance Program for VOCA Victim Assistance Grantees.  The funds will be used to implement a Hawaii State Victim Assistance Academy (HSVAA) that will provide training and support to those who work directly with victims of crime.  The grant period is from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2021.

CPJAD has convened a Hawaii State Training Committee (HSTC), comprised of victim service providers and other stakeholders, to develop a collective vision for the HSVAA.  The first HSTC meeting was held on January 17, 2019.  The HSTC will guide the development and implementation of the HSVAA to ensure that the training provided is necessary and relevant to staff, supports career development, and results in high-quality services to victims of crime.

Hawaii State Victim Assistance Academy (HSVAA)


HSVAA Dates:  November 30 to December 18, 2020

What:  The Hawaii State Victim Assistance Academy (HSVAA) provides a part time,three-week skills-based online training program that covers fundamental advocacy skills, victim’s rights, ethics, neurobiology of trauma, and other topics foundational to working with victims of crime. The training will be presented by the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), a nationally recognized expert in legal advocacy and crime victimization. NCVLI has developed curriculum for the Oregon State Victim Assistance Academy and has taught the Victim Assistance Academies in both Oregon and Washington. The Academy will also include presentations on cultural competency from local experts.

Who should apply:  Victim Assistance staff serving in paid or volunteer positions with three (3) years of experience or less working with victims of crime. Staff with more than three (3) years of experience may be accepted on recommendation from their supervisor.

Cost: There is no registration fee.

Technology Requirements: Computer, reliable internet access, speakers, and a video camera.

For additional information, click here:  Hawaii State Victim Assistance Academy (HSVAA) Training Annonucement-Oahu 2020 (deadline extended)

To Apply:  HSVAA Student Application-Oahu 2020

Application Deadline: deadline extended to October 30, 2020





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