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.
Victim Service Academy Trainings: Registration Guidelines & Training Overview
July 25-27, 2018 - ALBANY Victim Service Academy Training
Aug. 1-3, 2018 - MANHATTAN Victim Service Academy Training
Aug. 22-24, 2018 - ROCHESTER Victim Service Academy Training
Sept. 13-14, 2018 - HUDSON VALLEY Victim Service Academy Training ***SUPERVISORS ONLY***
Additional OVS Trainings:
April 17, 2018 - Seeking Solutions: Starting the Conversation about Male Sexual Assault
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
Please note, training dates and topics are tentative and subject to change.