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Welcome to the 2015
Maine / New Hampshire Victim Assistance Academy

When: Sunday, March 8 - Friday, March 13, 2015
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park Street, Freeport, Maine
Cost: $125
Scholarships are available. Please click here for more information.

Hotel Information

Hotel Accommodations Scholarship:

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.

Academy Schedule

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

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.

Curious about what happens at the Academy? Take a look at the 2014 Academy Curriculum...