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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Event: 2015 Colorado Victim Assistance Academy (CVAA)

2015 Colorado Victim Assistance Academy (CVAA)

The Academy will be held at The Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 1-5, 2015.

The purpose of the CVAA is to provide basic victim advocacy training to people working with victims of crime and to emphasize the importance of social networking and collaboration to enhance services provision in the victim services field.

The CVAA is designed for professionals with less than two years’ experience in the field, or who have had little training.  The training is appropriate for individuals working in law enforcement, prosecutor’s offices, probation, corrections, and community based agencies (e.g., a domestic violence or sex assault victim services non-profit) working with crime victims.  COVA strives to provide training to underserved areas of the State where equivalent training is not readily available.  As a result, preference will be given to paid professionals working in rural areas.  Metro area advocates and non-paid advocates are also encouraged to apply and will be admitted on a space-available basis.

Applications will be available by the end of January (posted on the COVA website Academy page) or send an e-mail to

The registration fee is $375.  This includes all written materials for classroom modules, coffee, afternoon snacks, one working lunch, group prizes, and graduation certificate.  Participants will pay for their own lodging, food, and travel expenses.  A limited number of scholarships of $100 toward tuition are available.

For more details visit the Academy page here!

We are looking forward to working and learning with you at the Academy!
For questions regarding the Academy, please email Ami Gerstner: