The New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) regularly offers training and technical assistance to the network of victim service providers it funds across New York State. Through research, professional development, trainings and conferences, OVS builds the capacity of victim assistance programs to better serve innocent victims of crime. Many no-cost tools, resources and specialized training opportunities are highlighted below. Click on each resource link or scroll down for more detailed training materials.
VAP Training Center Resources
The OVS Training YouTube Channel features up-to-date resources and recently recorded training opportunities for victim assistance programs funded by OVS.
A no-cost Training and Technical Assistance Request Program in which OVS matches specialized consultants with OVS-funded programs to deliver a wide-range of custom-tailored organizational leadership and communication services.
Periodic national, state and regional training information is shared via the OVS Training Listserv, where subscribers can receive inside access to OVS training announcements and the quarterly OVS Outreach newsletter.
Previous and upcoming scheduled training events are available on the OVS Events Calendar, with key events also noted below.
OVS VAP Training Center Webinar Series:
November 6, 2019 - Welcome to OVS Introductory Webinar Training
September 17, 2019 - OVS Training & Technical Assistance Request Program - Introductory Webinar
April 8, 2019 - OVS Compensation Training Series
February 26, 2019 - OVS Case Manager and Civil Legal Network Webinar Training
January 30, 2019 - OVS VOCA Victim and Witness Assistance Grant Program RFA - Applicant Webinar
December 11, 2018 - OVS Case Manager Information Webinar Training
September 24, 2018 - Grant Writing 101