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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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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

  • Neural Mechanisms of Mindfulness and How They are Relevant to Trauma

    April 29, 2015 3:30 PM
    There is a growing interest in the application of mindfulness to a variety of mental health conditions. An approach rooted in contemplative traditions thousands of years, contemporary clinical and neuroimaging studies have provided insights into the benefits that mindfulness techniques can have on wide range of conditions, including survivors of trauma.

  • Mass Marketing Fraud

    April 30, 2015 1:00 PM
    Nearly all of the Top Ten Scams of 2014 as published by the National Consumers League involved mass marketing fraud, which is the use of false promises of cash prizes, goods and services in exchange for fees, donations, or purchases. This crime is committee through the mail, telephone, email or any other form of mass communication. In fact, the top 3 scams, which constituted nearly 70% of all the scams involved: (1) goods that were never delivered or were misrepresented; (2) requests for payment to claim fictitious prizes, lottery winning or gifts; and (3) fake check scams.

  • Voluntary Intoxication - It's Not Consent For Sex You Know

    May 1, 2015 2:00 PM
    This presentation involves the profusion of sexual assaults that occur while the victim is under the influence, to some degree or another, of alcohol. The role of alcohol in our society, and more specifically, in the military social spectrum of dating and pursuing sexual encounters, is presented and discussed.

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California - Fresno

    Location: Fresno, CA
    May 5, 2015 9:00 AM
    Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California will explore how victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, child sex abuse, drunk driving, homicide, workplace violence, terrorism, elder abuse, identity theft and financial and property crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives. The programs will cover resources and strategies for victims considering civil lawsuits, and will include a panel of attorneys to answer specific questions of California law.

  • Taking Action: Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud - Los Angeles

    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    May 6, 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 Los Angeles

    Location: Los Angeles, California
    May 7, 2015 9:00 AM

  • Dementia and Bipolar Disorder: Two Often Misunderstood Disorders

    May 13, 2015 2:00 PM
    This presentation actually consists of two separate, but equally important, presentations centered on understanding the true nature of dementia and bipolar disorder. The first of these 45-minute presentations will focus on dementia, colloquially understood as impairment in memory function. The second 45-minute presentation will focus on bipolar disorder including misconceptions about the nature of the disorder, symptom presentation, and immediate intervention strategies outside of a clinical environment. Information will consist of case studies, video examples, and lecture.

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Virginia

    Location: Fairfax, Virginia
    May 14, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.