|Scholarships | Academy Presenters | Advisory Group | Curriculum|
Welcome to the 2015
|When:||Sunday, March 8 - Friday, March 13, 2015|
|Where:||Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park Street, Freeport, Maine|
Scholarships are available. Please click here for more information.
If applying for overnight accommodations scholarship, your hotel room will be reserved by Academy Staff at the time of your scholarship approval and you will receive an email confirmation.
For all other hotel accommodations:
You are required to make your own hotel reservations and provide your credit card number to hold the room and to allow for incidental expenses incurred during your stay. Your name will be added to the master list for this event; your credit card will NOT be charged for the hotel room. Please be advised that if you use a Debit card to hold your reservation, a dollar amount (determined by your bank) will be placed on your card until you check out of the hotel. Be sure to mention the Maine/NH Victim Assistance Academy to get the $99/night rate.
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 8||2:00 pm - Registration
2:30 - 7:30 pm - Workshop Modules
Monday - Thursday
Friday, March 13
8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Workshop Modules
8:00 am - 12:45 pm Workshop Modules/Certificates
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.
Curious about what happens at the Academy? Take a look at the 2014 Academy Curriculum...