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Welcome to the Maine / New Hampshire
Victim Assistance Academy

Now taking registrations for the 2014 Academy

Register Now

When: March 30 - April 4
Where: Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine
314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04104
Cost: $125
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.

Schedule:

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

Directions:

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...

 

About the Maine / New Hampshire Victim Assistance Academy

Our Vision

To serve a greater number of victims in Maine and New Hampshire.

Our Mission

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.

Our Purpose

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. 

Our Goals

  • To promote critical thinking and broaden perspectives on victimization and victim response systems.
  • To expand and enhance the level of professionalism within the victim service field.
  • To provide an opportunity to network with people from other victim services and allied professionals.
  • To increase participant knowledge of national, state and local resources.

 

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