SVAA Resource Center

Supporting state victim assistance academies through training and technical assistance.

Advisory Board

Our national-level community partners, represented by our SVAA Advisory Board, will champion the elevation of training and education of victim advocates as a key priority toward providing culturally competent, trauma-informed services for all crime victims. They will monitor the broad field of victim services for emerging needs, research, and trends as well as cutting edge tools, resources and best practices. By promoting SVAA resources throughout their respective networks, and convening twice yearly to discuss the latest developments in the victim services field, they will help us advance SVAAs across the country.  

 Our Advisory Board members include leaders from the fields of victim services and victim research. They are well-placed to contribute insights and knowledge regarding new issues, research developments, and policy trends affecting victim services. They will work to develop a values statement recognizing the important role of training and professional development across victim services and be a significant partner in the expansion and exchange of knowledge at the state and local levels. 

  • Noel Bridget Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D. & Margaret Bassett, LPC-S School of Social Work, UTexas-Austin
  • Eva S. Buzawa, Ph.D., & Linda Williams, Ph.D., School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell 
  • Lisa James, Futures Without Violence
  • Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., Ecological-Community Psychology, Michigan State University
  • Steve Derene, National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators
  • Teri Duesbery, International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Dan Eddy, National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards
  • Teresa Huizar, National Children's Alliance
  • Jennifer Landhuis, Idaho Victim Assistance Academy
  • Angie McCown, Victim Services Division, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Beth E. Molnar, ScD, Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
  • Chris Newlin, MS, LPC, National Children's Advocacy Center