|2014 Academy | Scholarships | Academy Presenters | Advisory Group | Curriculum|
Welcome to the Maine / New Hampshire
|When:||March 30 - April 4|
|Where:||Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine
314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04104
Scholarships are available.
Please click here for more information.
If you will be staying at the hotel during the Academy, specify that you are attending the Maine / New Hampshire Victim Assistance Academy to get the $98/night rate. For hotel registration information, please click here.
The six days of the Academy include a full schedule of valuable skill building and information for people working in victim advocacy disciplines; dress is casual.
|Sunday, March 30||2:00 pm - Registration
2:30 - 7:30 pm - Workshop Modules
Monday - Thursday
Friday, April 4
8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Workshop Modules
8:00 am - 12:45 pm Workshop Modules Certificates
From the South
Take the Maine Turnpike (I-95) to Exit 44, South Portland/Downtown Portland (formerly Exit 6A). Follow I-295 to Exit 6B, Forest Avenue North. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Bedford Street. Enter the USM parking garage by taking the first left onto Surrenden Street immediately after the Alumni Skywalk.
From the North
Take the Maine Turnpike to Exit 47, Rand Road/Westbrook (formerly Exit 7B). Follow Route 25 east for 3 miles. At the intersection of Falmouth Street, Route 25 (Brighton Avenue), and Bedford Street, bear to the left on Brighton Avenue that soon intersects with Bedford Street. Enter the USM parking garage by taking the first right onto Surrenden Street immediately before the Alumni Skywalk.
Curious about what happens at the Academy?
Take a look at the 2013 Academy Curriculum...
To serve a greater number of victims in Maine and New Hampshire.
The VAWA MEI project is staffed by 20 full-time and part-time research assistants, analysts and associates, including attorneys, and others with significant frontline experience in providing services to or developing public policy for victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The project is housed in the Justice Policy Program at the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine.
To develop and offer a comprehensive academically-based, foundational level training academy to build the capacity of victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel and other Professionals who work with victims of crime.
To do so, VAWA MEI collects, cleans, and analyzes data from OVW grantees. VAWA MEI constructs customized reporting forms, provides technical assistance and training to grantees who use the forms, and disseminates the data in various reports including draft Reports to Congress that are prepared for OVW.
The goal of the Academy is to help Advocates become more skilled in their professions and to create a way for ongoing victim service professional development. The Academy is a comprehensive academically based foundation level training to help build the capacity of victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel and other professionals who work with victims. While some participants have previous training in their area of specialization, the Academy provides an overview and in-depth understanding of the entire field of victimization, victim rights and victim assistance.