Training & Technical Assistance


To provide free statewide training opportunities and technical assistance to victim advocates throughout Utah.

* Training and technical assistance is not open to community members at large. If you are an employee or volunteer at an agency that intersects with victim services, you are eligible to attend. To request training or technical assistance, please email uovcta@utah.gov

Training Coordinator

Victim Advocate Liaison

SWAVO

Statewide Advocate Victim Organization (SWAVO) curriculum is designed quarterly by a steering committee, made up of both system based victim service and community based victim service providers. The topics are gathered from past evaluations, training need requests, and current events. This eight hour training takes place every March, June, September, and December.

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Utah Victim Assistance Academy (UVAA)

This forty-hour training qualifies /certifies participants to provide direct trauma informed services to crime victims in Utah. The curriculum follows standards set by the Office for Victims of Crime and covers a wide range of topics including trauma 101, crisis intervention, ethics, the criminal and civil legal systems, cultural competency and victims’ rights and many more. UVAA provides training three times a year. January, May, October

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Online Training

This pre-recorded training series covers the basic statewide resources and services a new victim advocate should know to work in Utah. (reparations, victims rights)

UOVC YouTube Channel

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Mass Casualty Victim Response Team

Strengthen Utah’s preparedness for responding to a future incident of mass violence or terrorism. These trainings are held quarterly statewide and monthly regionally.

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Technical Assistance

Training and technical assistance requests: Offered at the request of any agency seeking additional assistance to train advocates and/or technical assistance

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Mentoring

Available to be a resource and mentor to new advocates, smaller programs, or any victim advocate across the state. Assist programs in implementing best practices to provide trauma-informed and victim-centered services.

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Needs Assessment

Complete a needs assessment for victim advocacy services, training needs, and gaps in services. Based on the needs assessment results, hold strategic planning for victim advocacy programs, implement a seamless service map, establish a standard victim advocate role, and partner with stakeholders to create a cohesive victim service response.

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Advocate Credentialing

HB provide training to advocates or advocacy programs as requested. assist with trainings to aid in having a cohesive response to victims. continue to develop a working policy on victim advocate credentialing statewide.

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