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
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.
OVS VAP Training Center 2018 Webinar Series:
April 25, 2018 - Dealing Effectively with Difficult People
May 15, 2018 - Building and Leading Strong Work Teams
June 13, 2018 - Evaluating Victim Services Programs
September 24, 2018 - Grant Writing 101 (Recorded Webinar LINK)
October 30, 2018 - Motivating Your Staff to High Performance
Please note, not all webinars are recorded, however training materials (PowerPoint slides, handouts, etc.) are available via each webinar link. When prompted, enter the event password "OVS2018" in the View Info field to access these materials.