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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Training

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 Events


Civil Justice Seminars

The seminar, Civil Justice for Victims of Crime, explores 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.  Each seminar is tailored to the laws of the state in which the seminar is offered. The program covers resources and strategies for victims considering civil lawsuits, and includes a panel of attorneys to answer specific questions of law.

Victim Notification In An Audit of Unprocessed Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits: Lessons Learned From the Michigan 400 Project

December 17, 2012 1:30 PM - December 17, 2012 2:30 PM

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The 400 Project was an OVW-funded project initiated by the Michigan Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Treatment Board in early 2010 to determine the scope of work, cost, and likely outcome of forensic analysis of more than 10,000 unresolved sexual assault forensic evidence kits found in the City of Detroit Police Department Crime Lab.  

In this webinar, members of the collaborative 400 Project team present on the process of initial victim notification as the 400 kits randomly selected for the project were analyzed by the forensic laboratories.  

Participants in this webinar will learn about challenges presented in identifying, locating, and notifying victims in cold cases; possible options for initial contact and notification, and the range of responses to anticipate from victims upon notification. 

Participants will also be provided information on the importance of collaboration among prosecutors, investigators, SANE programs and victim advocates in addressing unprocessed or backlogged SAFE kits.

  • Debi Cain is the Executive Director of the State of Michigan Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Treatment Board.  
  • Herb Tanner, J.D., is the Director of the Violence against Women Project at the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan. 
  • Kimberly Hurst is the Executive Director of Wayne County SAFE, a non-profit organization that provides sexual assault medical examinations and supportive services to sexual assault survivors in the City of Detroit and surrounding Wayne County areas.
  • Lore Rogers, J.D., is a staff attorney with the State of Michigan Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Treatment Board.
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Taking Action: Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud

Taking Action: Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud will explore accessible, vital step-by-step strategies for addressing the major types of financial crime, including identity theft, investment fraud, mortgage and lending fraud, and mass marketing scams. Recently, The National Center for Victims of Crime and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation released Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud to provide those who serve the more than 30 million Americans who are victims of financial fraud every year with an important new tool to aid their clients. The training seminar offers a more comprehensive program of tools and resources for advocates to assist victims in regaining their financial footing and address the emotional trauma experienced by victims of financial fraud.

Victim Notification In An Audit of Unprocessed Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits: Lessons Learned From the Michigan 400 Project

December 17, 2012 1:30 PM - December 17, 2012 2:30 PM

Register Now

The 400 Project was an OVW-funded project initiated by the Michigan Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Treatment Board in early 2010 to determine the scope of work, cost, and likely outcome of forensic analysis of more than 10,000 unresolved sexual assault forensic evidence kits found in the City of Detroit Police Department Crime Lab.  

In this webinar, members of the collaborative 400 Project team present on the process of initial victim notification as the 400 kits randomly selected for the project were analyzed by the forensic laboratories.  

Participants in this webinar will learn about challenges presented in identifying, locating, and notifying victims in cold cases; possible options for initial contact and notification, and the range of responses to anticipate from victims upon notification. 

Participants will also be provided information on the importance of collaboration among prosecutors, investigators, SANE programs and victim advocates in addressing unprocessed or backlogged SAFE kits.

  • Debi Cain is the Executive Director of the State of Michigan Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Treatment Board.  
  • Herb Tanner, J.D., is the Director of the Violence against Women Project at the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan. 
  • Kimberly Hurst is the Executive Director of Wayne County SAFE, a non-profit organization that provides sexual assault medical examinations and supportive services to sexual assault survivors in the City of Detroit and surrounding Wayne County areas.
  • Lore Rogers, J.D., is a staff attorney with the State of Michigan Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Treatment Board.
View the Presentation Slides