Fill Out Your On-Line Application Today For This Summer's Sessions!!!
Island State Victims Assistance Academy (RISVAA) is a
foundation-level experience geared toward victim service providers
new to the field of victim services.
RISVAA is a 40 hour
curriculum of foundation level and experiential learning that will
be given over the course of five days. Students of the academy will
consist of victim service providers as well as criminal justice
professionals who work with victims of crime.
The goal is to bring providers together in an interactive,
educational setting to encourage creative thinking about ways to
best help victims of crime and to build collaborative partnerships
within the victim services community. The academy is based on the
National Victim Assistance Academy curriculum that was developed by
the Office for Victims of Crime and sponsored by the United States
Department of Justice. Please see article in Roger Williams magazine about the academy by clicking here.
The RISVAA will
select approximately 35 candidates to attend the academy at Roger
Williams University Baypoint Campus in Portsmouth, RI.
The Academy will
take place over the course of five full days (7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2 & 8/9). The candidates will
complete a 40 hour curriculum that was developed by a
multidisciplinary steering committee of public and private agencies
throughout the state of Rhode Island. A certificate will be offered
upon completion of achievement.
The cost: $50 per person for victim advocate/bachelor level & $125 per person for CEU-seeking participants.
To be eligible
for selection, candidates must:
--Serve in a paid or
volunteer position having direct contact with victims of crime in
--Agree to attend all 5
days of the academy.
Questions? Please contact
Ashley Hall at 401-331-1350, ext. 3200 or email@example.com.
An on-line application is available below:
(Educational information will not impact eligibility; it is used for statistical purposes only)
Please list any certifications you hold:
Select what best describes the type of organization you represent:
Your agency primarily serves clients in which type of community:
Select one category that best describes the organization at which you work or voluteer:
Indicate the types of crimes that you primarily serve:
Indicate the types of services that you primarily providefor victims of crime in your current position:
Please list affiliaties with professional organizations or groups related to victim services:
Briefly summarize your current and previous relevant experience assisiting crime victims and other releated employment in the last five years.
Please briefly state why you want to attend the RISVAA and how your participation will benefit you professionally and personally. Include additional information you believe important for the application selection committee to consider.
Please let us know if you require any special accomodations:
Please signifty your commitment to attend the full 40-hour academy by signing and dating below.
As the applicant's supervisor please signify your commitment for your employee to attend the full 40-hour academy by signing below.