Welcome to the National Center for Victims of Crime

We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

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For questions about upcoming or past training opportunities or event, e-mail education@ncvc.org.

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The National Center values education and training as a mechanism to improve the way crime victims are treated and understood. The following training activities and programs developed and executed by the National Center serve as a resource for those who work with victims, represent victims' perspectives, raise awareness, develop services, and foster systemic change:

  • National Training Institute: Our annual National Conference emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, evidence-based, and research-informed. Our National Conferences are forums for victim service and criminal justice professionals, allied practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations.
  • Stalking Resource Center Training: This program provides training for professionals responding to stalking victims and offenders. Stalking Resource Center staff are also available to participate in training events sponsored by practitioners on the local, state, and national level. 
  • DNA Resource Center Training: This program provides training so communities are able to provide informed and sensitive guidance to victims whose cases involve DNA evidence.
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association: An affiliate of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the National Crime Victim Bar Association conducts regular training seminars on civil remedies for crime victims.

Upcoming Training

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Missouri (St. Louis)

    Location: St. Charles, Missouri
    June 2, 2015 9:00 AM

  • Psychological First Aid

    June 3, 2015 2:00 PM
    This presentation will provide an overview of the evidenced-based approach to psychological first aid developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Although developed by the NCTSN, this approach is designed for children and adults and seeks to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events while simultaneously fostering long-term coping.

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Missouri (Kansas City)

    Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    June 4, 2015 9:00 AM

  • The Current State of Law Enforcement: Adapting to Changes in Roles and Facilitating Victim Cooperation

    June 17, 2015 2:00 PM
    This 60-minute webinar will review the current scope of the duties and expectations of law enforcement officers while providing historical context explaining how these diverse duties evolved. Additionally, current events in law enforcement including the recent events in Ferguson, MO, and the potential impact of these trends on the duties of law enforcement officers will be discussed.

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Connecticut

    Location: New Britain, Connecticut
    June 24, 2015 9:00 AM

  • Taking Action: Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud - Nashville

    Location: Nashville, TN
    June 25, 2015 9:00 AM
    Taking Action: A Training for Advocates Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud will expand upon the research and process found in the Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud. This training will provide advocates, law enforcement personnel, and attorneys with background information on financial fraud.

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Oklahoma (Tulsa)

    Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
    June 30, 2015 9:00 AM

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City)

    Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    July 1, 2015 9:00 AM

  • Investigating Elder Abuse: Law Enforcement’s “Best Practices” for a Positive Outcome

    July 1, 2015 2:00 PM
    Elder Abuse has been called the “Invisible Crime,” and many experts believe that it is only now getting the attention it deserves. This presentation is designed for law enforcement professionals and covers steps police can take to enhance investigations involving older, vulnerable victims.

  • Responding to the Misuse and Abuse of Social Media in Criminal Cases

    July 28, 2015 2:00 PM
    In this webinar, we will address a variety of social media (including location based and “anonymous” social media), how law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals can document and obtain evidence in cases involving social media, and considerations for victim safety.

  • The Neurobiology of Trauma: Implications for Interviewing Victims of Sexual Assault

    August 4, 2015 2:00 PM
    The purpose of this training to share current research findings on the neurobiology of trauma (generally) and the neurobiology of sexual assault (specifically). Participants will learn about how the brain & body respond to trauma and how hormones released during the traumatic experience affect victims' emotions and behaviors. Special attention will be given to examining how the brain processes and recalls memories of traumatic events. This webinar will also compare and contrast different methods for interviewing victims of sexual assault, considering how different techniques do or do not take into account the underlying neurobiology of trauma.

  • Financial Fraud in Indian Country

    August 25, 2015 1:00 PM
    Financial abuse in Indian Country is prevalent but its scope is not fully understood. This webinar will address the unique challenges and barriers in serving tribal communities by providing advocates with a general understanding about relevant laws and tribal codes.

  • 2015 National Training Institute

    Location: Anaheim, CA
    September 9, 2015 3:00 AM
    As in past years, this National Training Institute will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed.