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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Event: Sexual Assault Advocate Training Institute

Sexual Assault Advocate Training Institute

Monday, October 21st – Thursday, October 24th in Denver.

The Sexual Assault Advocate Training Institute (SAATI) provides 22* of the 30 training hours necessary to meet statutory requirements for advocate privilege.

SAATI is designed for staff at community- and campus-based sexual and domestic violence advocacy programs. It is also appropriate for staff at law enforcement and district attorney’s victim assistance programs.

SAATI will increase participants’ knowledge and skills to support survivors of sexual assault as well as provide participants with information and tools to bring back to their agency to train other staff and volunteers.

SAATI covers core topics, including:

  • > sexual assault dynamics and effects
  • > culturally responsive crisis intervention and advocacy
  • > medical options
  • > criminal justice options
  • > civil legal options

Participants will be provided with a hard copy of CCASA’s newly updated Advocate Training Manual.


CCASA Members: registration is FREE and agencies will receive ONE travel scholarship that covers mileage and lodging for one person per agency

Non-members: registration is $200

Waitlist: Because attendance is limited, priority will be given to CCASA members. Additionally, only one member from each member agency will be added to the registration list. Non-members and any additional member staff persons interested in the training will be placed on a waitlist. We will be in touch the week of September 23rd with notification of waitlist status. Non-members will not be invoiced until attendance is confirmed. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation email.

Meals: On your own

Registration: CLOSED



For more information, contact Maria Mendez, Training and Technical Assistant Manager, at


*We recommend the remaining 8 hours include agency- and community-specific information, such as agency policies and procedures, community resources, coordinated community response, etc.


This training is supported by federal grants 2016-VA-GX-0070, 2017-VA-GX-0037, 2018-V2-GX-0050 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, through the Division of Criminal Justice, Colorado Department of Public Safety. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this training are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice nor the Division of Criminal Justice, Colorado Department of Public Safety.