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Due to mandatory Department of Justice conference guidelines and policies, the August 2012 National Victim Assistance Academy has been rescheduled to 2013. Please continue to check the Web site for further updates.

All registration fees paid via credit card will be reimbursed.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact OVC TTAC at 1-866-682-8822 or via e-mail at .

The Advisory Group of the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) has approved the National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA), Track 1 Foundation-Level Training for use in obtaining NACP Provisional Advocate Credentialing.

To apply for the NACP Provisional Advocate Credentialing, using your experience at the NVAA, Track 1 Foundation-Level Training, you must:

  • Complete the NVAA Pre-assignments.
  • Attend the entire Track 1, Foundation-Level Training.
  • Complete specific modules from the Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online). This Web-based training combines core information and basic skills victim service providers need to effectively and sensitively assist victims of crime. To access VAT Online, please go to https://www.ovcttac.gov/vatonline.

VAT Online contains seven modules. For NACP certification, you must complete the following material from TWO of the modules:

--Overview and 4 of the topics under Issues: Specific Populations

1. Children Ages 0-12 20 - 45 minutes
2. Persons with Disabilities 20 – 30 minutes
3. Elderly 20 – 30 minutes
4. Immigrants 20 – 30 minutes
5. Teens 25 – 45 minutes
6. Mental Health 20 minutes
7. Substance Abuse 25 – 30 minutes
8. Helping Clients with
Traumatic Experiences
30 – 45 minutes

4 topics = approximately 80 minutes (1 hour, 20 minutes)

--Overview and 12 topics under Crimes

1. Child Abuse 30 minutes
2. Domestic Violence 30 – 60 minutes
3. Drunk Driving 30 – 45 minutes
4. Elder Abuse 30 minutes
5. Financial Crimes 35 – 45 minutes
6. Hate and Bias 30 minutes
7. Homicide 60 minutes
8. Human Trafficking 30 – 45 minutes
9. Identity Theft 30 – 40 minutes
10. Property Crimes 30 – 45 minutes
11. Sexual Violence 30 – 45 minutes
12. Stalking 35 – 50 minutes
13. Teen Relationship Abuse 45 – 60 minutes
14. Terrorism 30 – 45 minutes

12 topics = approximately 395 minutes (6 hours, 35 minutes)

For technical issues related to accessing or using VAT Online, please contact OVC TTAC at or 1-866-682-8822 to receive assistance. For questions about NVAA, please contact .