13th Annual Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy
The Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy (RISVAA) provides foundation-level training for professionals in the field of victim services. The Academy was designed to bring service 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 RISVAA is organized and conducted by Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) and hosted by the Roger Williams University (RWU) Justice System Training & Research Institute (JSTRI).
The 40-hour RISVAA will be presented by experts in the field over 5 consecutive Tuesdays at the RWU Baypoint Residence & Conference Center
located at 144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
Schedule: 8:30am to 4:30pm
on July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, & August 9, 2022
Days 1-3: Trauma Across the Lifespan; Critical Issues in Addressing Domestic Violence; Restorative Justice;
VOCA/VAWA; Navigating the Justice System (arrest through parole); Crime Victims’ Rights; Crime Victim Compensation Program; Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ* Victims of Crime; U.S. Attorney and FBI resources; Office for Victims of Crime; and, Ethics in Victim Services.
Day 4: Choose among specialized topics spanning Healthcare Initiatives for Minor Sex Trafficking; Behavioral Health Considerations for Victims; Victimization in the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/Blind Community; On-scene Response With Law Enforcement; Mothers Against Drunk Driving/Alcohol Misuse; Immigration Options for Victims of Crime; Elder Abuse; Sexual Victimization; and, Internet Safety/Cyber Crimes; among others.
Day 5: Secondary Traumatic Stress; Compassion Fatigue; Self Care; and, an Open Discussion with Law Enforcement.
$250 for attendees seeking 29 RI NASW CEUs
(including 3 Professional Ethics & 5 Cross-Cultural Practice)
All others $150. Breakfast and lunch provided
For 5 or more attendees from the same department,
there is a $50 per person discount
Checks should be made payable to the Roger Williams University JST&RI and mailed to RWU Baypoint Residence & Conference Center, Attention Liz Campo,
144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
Registration cancellation must be received by July 5th or full fee will be charged.
Space is limited.
Waitlisted individuals will be contacted as soon as a seat becomes available.
Curriculum, schedule, special accommodations – contact Candace Johndrow, FSRI Victim Services Director, (717) email@example.com
Registration/Payment – contact Liz Campo, Admin. Assistant, RWU School of Justice Studies, (401) firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THE UNIVERSITY IS REQUIRING THAT ALL ATTENDEES BE VACCINATED**