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Are trainings offered through OVC TTAC?

Yes. OVC, through OVC TTAC, provides an array of standardized, face to face trainings on topics relevant to victim service providers and allied professionals. Trainings range from 1 to 3 days. Some topics are delivered through blended learning–a combination of virtual and face to face training. If you would like training on a topic that you do not see in the list of standardized trainings, please call 1–866–682–8822 and ask to speak with an OVC TTAC Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) specialist. Please note that in-person training applications are due 135 days prior to the event – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Note: To support victim service agencies and allied professionals during these challenging times, OVC TTAC is temporarily accepting applications submitted 60 days prior to your desired start date.

Can my organization receive a Training and Customized Technical Assistance Program award in the same year?

Yes. You may apply for capacity building assistance if your organization successfully implemented the previous assistance. Please note, OVC's resources are limited, and OVC may not be able to support technical assistance requests that do not build capacity more than once per year.

Are online trainings offered through OVC TTAC?

Yes. OVC offers interactive training in a wide variety of subject areas. Programs are available to take on your own schedule, at your own pace, from your own computer. For a complete listing of online trainings, visit the Online Training page.

What is the National Victim Assistance Academy?

The mission of the National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) is to provide an intensive, interactive learning experience to develop and promote professional skills and knowledge for victim service providers. NVAA's blended learning approach includes a combination of highly interactive self-paced training, and collaborative, facilitated webinars. Continuing education units (CEUs) are awarded to participants for full participation. For more information, visit the NVAA page.

Are instructor materials available?

Yes. From supporting crime victims to building resiliency in service providers, OVC offers several curricula for instructors to use in their trainings. Visit the Instructor Materials page to find downloadable training materials in specialized topic areas.