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.
April 17, 2018 - Seeking Solutions: Starting the Conversation about Male Sexual Assault (Albany)
April 25, 2018 - Dealing Effectively with Difficult People (Webinar)
May 15, 2018 - Building and Leading Strong Work Teams (Webinar)
June 13, 2018 - Evaluating Victim Services Programs (Webinar)
June 25-29, 2018 - Forensic Interviewing of Children Training (Albany)
Summer 2018 - Victim Service Academy Trainings (Albany, NYC, Rochester, Hudson Valley)
*Please note, training dates and topics are tentative and subject to change.