This form needs Javascript to display, which your browser doesn't support. Sign up here instead

Sexual Assault Advocate Training Institute

— Meet Requirements


CCASA’s Sexual Assault Advocate Training Institute (SAATI) provides 26* 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.

Contact Sierra Agens, Training and Technical Assistant Manager, at sierra@ccasa.org.

— Knowledge & Skills


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

*We recommend the remaining 4 hours include agency- and community-specific information, such as agency policies and procedures, community resources, coordinated community response, etc.

Two ways to complete SAATI

CCASA will soon be providing two ways to complete the 26 hours of SAATI: Synchronously with a group of advocates from around the state and at your own pace!

Synchronous SAATI

Join advocates from around the state in September for a community learning experience! Meet regularly to learn from CCASA Staff and community partners, engage in the opportunity to share your knowledge, and ask questions!


Details to come July 2022.


CCASA Members: registration is FREE

Non-members: registration is $200

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.


Registration is not yet available, but will be posted here.

CCASA has launched a self-paced Online SAATI! Similar to our Online Learning Center, you can now participate and learn at your own pace as your schedule allows. Get the same information as in person, engage in similar activities, and receive a 30-hour certificate from the comfort of your own office.

Questions? Reach out to info@ccasa.org.


Available for members only.

SAATI At Your Own Pace