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.

Training & Events Questions

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.

Taking Action for Identity Theft Victims

December 12, 2013 2:00 PM - December 12, 2013 3:00 PM

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Nearly 12 million Americans were identity theft victims from 2006-2008 according to research from Bureau of Justice Statistics.  Increasingly, these victims are turning to advocates across the US for help in recovering from this crime.  Join the National Center for Victims of Crime and the FINRA Investor Education foundation for an hour-long webinar on December 12, 2013 at 2pm EST focusing on the best practices for assisting victims of Identity Theft.

The webinar will feature two experts in the identity theft field.  Merry O’Brien, Project Director, National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Project, and Hazel Heckers, Victim Advocate, State of Colorado, will outline what identity theft is and provide steps to recovery from identity theft that focus on both the short and long-term approach, including case examples from the many years of experience of the presenters.

Advocates for the more than 30 million Americans who are victims of financial fraud every year have an important new tool to aid their clients, with the launch of a groundbreaking new guide. Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud is the result of a partnership between The National Center for Victims of Crime and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Investor Education Foundation). Aimed at consumer advocates, lawyers, counselors and other victim service providers, Taking Action provides accessible, step-by-step strategies for addressing the major types of financial crime – including investment fraud, identity theft, mortgage and lending fraud, and mass marketing scams. 

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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.

Taking Action for Identity Theft Victims

December 12, 2013 2:00 PM - December 12, 2013 3:00 PM

Register Now

Nearly 12 million Americans were identity theft victims from 2006-2008 according to research from Bureau of Justice Statistics.  Increasingly, these victims are turning to advocates across the US for help in recovering from this crime.  Join the National Center for Victims of Crime and the FINRA Investor Education foundation for an hour-long webinar on December 12, 2013 at 2pm EST focusing on the best practices for assisting victims of Identity Theft.

The webinar will feature two experts in the identity theft field.  Merry O’Brien, Project Director, National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Project, and Hazel Heckers, Victim Advocate, State of Colorado, will outline what identity theft is and provide steps to recovery from identity theft that focus on both the short and long-term approach, including case examples from the many years of experience of the presenters.

Advocates for the more than 30 million Americans who are victims of financial fraud every year have an important new tool to aid their clients, with the launch of a groundbreaking new guide. Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud is the result of a partnership between The National Center for Victims of Crime and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Investor Education Foundation). Aimed at consumer advocates, lawyers, counselors and other victim service providers, Taking Action provides accessible, step-by-step strategies for addressing the major types of financial crime – including investment fraud, identity theft, mortgage and lending fraud, and mass marketing scams. 

View the Presentation Slides

Partner Events

Taking Action for Identity Theft Victims

December 12, 2013 2:00 PM - December 12, 2013 3:00 PM

Register Now

Nearly 12 million Americans were identity theft victims from 2006-2008 according to research from Bureau of Justice Statistics.  Increasingly, these victims are turning to advocates across the US for help in recovering from this crime.  Join the National Center for Victims of Crime and the FINRA Investor Education foundation for an hour-long webinar on December 12, 2013 at 2pm EST focusing on the best practices for assisting victims of Identity Theft.

The webinar will feature two experts in the identity theft field.  Merry O’Brien, Project Director, National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Project, and Hazel Heckers, Victim Advocate, State of Colorado, will outline what identity theft is and provide steps to recovery from identity theft that focus on both the short and long-term approach, including case examples from the many years of experience of the presenters.

Advocates for the more than 30 million Americans who are victims of financial fraud every year have an important new tool to aid their clients, with the launch of a groundbreaking new guide. Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud is the result of a partnership between The National Center for Victims of Crime and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Investor Education Foundation). Aimed at consumer advocates, lawyers, counselors and other victim service providers, Taking Action provides accessible, step-by-step strategies for addressing the major types of financial crime – including investment fraud, identity theft, mortgage and lending fraud, and mass marketing scams. 

View the Presentation Slides