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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Event: *Virtual* Sexual Assault Advocate Training Institute

*Virtual* Sexual Assault Advocate Training Institute

CCASA’s 2nd Annual Sexual Assault Advocate Training Institute provides 26* of the 30 training hours necessary to meet statutory requirements for advocate privilege.

Monday, November 2nd
Wednesday, November 4th
Friday, November 6th
Monday, November 9th
*We will not be meeting on Wednesday, November 11th
Friday, November 13th
Monday, November 16th
Wednesday, November 18th
Friday, November 20th

9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day


The Sexual Assault Advocate Training Institute (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

Detailed schedule to come.



CCASA Members: registration is FREE

Non-members: registration is $200


Registration will open Monday, September 21st. Priority will be given to CCASA member agencies and the first person who registers. Everyone else will be placed on a waitlist. If more than one person from your agency would like to attend, please discuss with your team to see who you would like to be given priority.

For more information, contact Maria Mendez, Training and Technical Assistant Manager, at with the subject “SAATI 2020”.


*We recommend the remaining 4 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.