Victim Assistance Training Online
NOTE: VAT Online is currently being revised and updated. Basic information and core knowledge and skills will be covered in 19 VAT Online modules, which each take 30–90 minutes to complete. These modules will be available in early 2014. Additional VAT Online modules that address specific crimes and the needs of special populations will be launched in 2014.
VAT Online is a basic victim advocacy Web-based training program that offers victim service providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to better assist victims of crime. There are four sections to this training:
- Basics, which includes information that all victim service providers must know, including victims' rights and the justice systems, that provide a foundation for victim services.
- Core Knowledge and Skills, including modules on communication, confidentiality, and advocacy.
- Crimes, including the characteristics, prevalence and other information about 20 crimes.
- Special Populations, including information and skills to serve specific populations such as LBGTQ populations or campus / university victims of crime.
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