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The State of Kansas Proposes to Provide Comprehensive Training for Professionals Who Work with Crime Victims by Establishing a State Victim Assistance Academy (SVAA)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $35,000)

The purpose of this project, one of several sites selected under the State Victim Assistance Academy Initiative for year 1 (planning phase) is to support states in developing effective strategies for planning, implementing, and sustaining new State Victim Assistance Academies (SVAA). First year planning efforts should lead to the development of a comprehensive, academically-based, fundamental education and skills building training for victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel, and other allied professionals who routinely interact with victims of crime. The Office of the Kansas Governor's Grant Program, in collaboration with Washburn University as the academic partner, proposes to plan for the establishment of the Kansas State Victim Assistance Academy. ca/ncf

Date Created: August 24, 2012