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Roper Victim Assistance Academy – 2022 Virtual Summer Academy
June 6 - June 10
June 6th – 10th, 2022
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Individuals from victim services agencies and other organizations
that serve crime victims. This includes paid staff and volunteers
from a variety of community-based and system-based programs
and other allied professionals such as law enforcement and
corrections. Ideally, candidates will have a minimum of two years
in the field of victim assistance.
HOW TO APPLY?
Click on the blue text box for Application in Word and PDF (to right). Instructions provided on forms.
If virtual, the all-inclusive $300 fee covers tuition, online training materials, shipping fees and all other related expenses. If in person, room and board. Financial assistance is available through a limited number of scholarships through the Academy, and may be covered by VOCA funds from the participant’s agency of employment. Additionally, the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime offers scholarships for professional development.
Virtual or In-person at Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, Maryland. For more about the site, go to rccbonsecours.com
SAMPLE TOPICS COVERED
Victims Rights & Laws, Restitution, Family Violence, Workplace Violence, Collaboration & Network Building, Vicarious Trauma and Self-Help, Certification and Professional Development.
In order to be eligible for selection, a candidate must submit one (1) typed application and two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your supervisor/program coordinator. An application form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. The blank application form itself may be photocopied and shared. Once completed, please email the application, along with the two recommendations, to:
Roper Victim Assistance Academy
Anne Milun Litecky
Up to 35 participants from among all those who apply will be selected to attend the upcoming Academy. To create the optimal learning environment, the Academy’s Selection Review Board will strive to construct a class of participants which reflects a balance in cultural, programmatic, professional, and geographic diversity.
May 5: Applications Due! (Extended) (email only, no hard copies accepted)
May 12: Applicants Notified of Acceptance
May 18: Acceptance Package Forms Due – Signed Confirmation, Scholarship, Payment Forms
May 19 (10:30 AM-12:30PM): Orientation Meeting will be held online MANDATORY