OVS Victim Service Academy  - Winter 2023

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OVS Victim Service Academy - Winter 2023

A 3-day in-person training for entry-level victim advocates from OVS-funded organizations.

When and where

Date and time


John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 W. 59th Street New York, NY 10019

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

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About this event


About OVS Victim Service Academy Trainings (VSAT)

To help address the underlying needs of crime victims, the New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) and the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz (IDMH) have partnered to offer Victim Service Academy Trainings to victim service professionals from OVS-funded organizations.

Each 3-day training cohort will focus on providing entry-level victim advocates with basic principles of trauma-informed care, including how to support others and themselves. Course topics will also focus on adapting to the needs of different victim populations, and on providing culturally competent care that takes into consideration the worldviews and lived experiences of those served.

For more information, including access to a full course catalog, please visit the OVS Victim Service Academy Training website.

Click here to access full registration guidelines for this event.

Target Audience

Entry-level victim service providers. As the Victim Service Academy Training is a limited-capacity event, participants will be required to be present for all academy training days. Certificates of completion will only be given to those present for all academy activities.


To register, please click the "Register" link above and "Checkout" to complete the registration form. Please note, registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE if canceled after January 17. In addition, OVS reserves the right to withdraw registrants that fail to meet the minimum requirements outlined in the event's Registration Guidelines.

Additional Information

For more information or if you have questions about the registration process, please contact OVS at training@ovs.ny.gov or call (518) 485-0637.