Discover the core elements of advocacy for victims of crime. Acquire and practice skills that empower victims of crime, including enforcement of rights, building collaborative partnerships with criminal justice agencies, and an overview of the key responsibilities of an advocate. Explore the importance of empathetic listening and communication with victims of crime and practice the essential skills to communicating with trauma victims and survivors of crime, including reflective listening, validation, and trust-building questions.
**This is a 3 day training.**
Upon completion of this training, you will be able to: * Identify and define the different types and roles of victim advocates * Examine the types of services advocates offer, including 1-1 support and crisis intervention * Review victim rights and compensation * Identify ways to promote victim centered collaboration * Review and discuss challenges/barriers of empathetic listening with victims * Examine the importance of body language, timing and tone when speaking with victims * Role-play different scenarios related to advocacy role
* Probation and Parole * Crime Analysts * Court System Personnel * Law Enforcement * Prosecutors * Social Workers * Tribes/Tribal Partners * Victim Service Providers