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Victim Assistance Training Online

VAT Online has been revised and updated. It includes 19 modules with up-to-date information to help strengthen your knowledge and skills to assist victims of crime. Sign up using the links below to register for an account and enroll in the training. Additional VAT Online modules that address specific crimes and the needs of special populations will be launched later in 2014.

VAT Online is a foundational Web-based victim assistance training program that offers victim service providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the essential skills and knowledge they need to more effectively assist victims of crime. VAT Online has four sections: Basics, Core Competencies and Skills, Crimes, and Special Populations. Basics and Core Competencies and Skills are available as of April 2014.

  1. The Basics section includes information that all victim service providers must know, including victims' rights and the justice systems, which provides a foundation for victim services.
  2. The Core Competencies and Skills section includes modules such as basic communication skills, confidentiality, and advocacy.
  3. The Crimes section will include the characteristics, prevalence, and other information about 20 crimes.
  4. The Special Populations section will include information and skills to serve specific populations such as LBGTQ populations or campus / university victims of crime.

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Looking for help?

Contact us with questions or it you experience technical difficulties:
E-mail: VATOnline@ovcttac.org
Phone: 1-866-682-8822

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