Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy 2019

Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:00am - Friday, July 26, 2019 - 5:00pm

Audience: Victim advocates, educators, attorneys, law enforcement, mental health workers, medical professionals and all allied professionals who assist crime victims
Method: In-person instructor led
Registration deadline: Extended to 7/19/19
Cost: $500 (Includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks.)

This in-depth training session focuses on both interpersonal and professional development, covering subjects like communication, empathy, professional advocacy, self-care and understanding traumatic reactions in the brain. Experts in their fields will present on the latest research, legislation and practical resources to provide continuing professional development on a variety of crimes and other relevant issues.

NEVAA has been a grant-funded program that brings training to students and professionals who work with victims of crime and has served more than 200 advocates in the Nebraska community since its launch in 2013. In October 2018, NEVAA became a Creighton University program that offers nationally accredited training to students and professionals who work with (or will work with) victims of crime

The course curriculum is both broad and rigorous, covering more than 25 topics, including:

  • Advocacy
  • Communication skills
  • Tactical communication
  • Empathy
  • Maltreatment of children
  • Navigating boundaries & advocacy ethics
  • Domestic/dating violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Human trafficking
  • Immigration
  • Technology-facilitated crimes
  • Self-care for helping professionals
  • Working with Native American victims
  • Mental health

Upon completion of the academy, students are eligible for 40 hours of continuing law enforcement units (CLEUs) or continuing education units (CEUs) for many of the disciplines involved in the academy. You may also take NEVAA for three undergraduate course credits through Creighton University or University of Nebraska at Kearney with proper registration, completion of the academy and any additional course requirements. Creighton University tuition is reduced to UNK’s tuition rate.

NEVAA is a pre-approved “A” level training with the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) for those who are interested in national victim advocate accreditation. You can find more information at 

This course meets the Board of Mental Health and Social Work requirements for continuing education in the state of Nebraska. Credits are self-reported.

Creighton University, Mike and Josie Harper Center
602 North 20th Street
Ballroom A, B and C
Omaha, NE 68102
United States