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, 2022.
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.