Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS) – DATES BEING HELD
September 22 - September 25
**Since these dates were scheduled, WCASA has chosen to cancel its in-person events through the end of the year due to COVID-19. We are holding the dates for the time being and will reconfirm.**
This training addresses the needs of being a victim advocate – whether working the crisis line, providing medical or legal advocacy, working with a community coordinated response team or more. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills necessary to prove comprehensive advocacy for victims. New sexual assault advocates, domestic violence victim advocates, and other professionals who want to learn more information about sexual violence are encouraged to attend.
The class consists of an in-person component, in addition to a series of sessions via webinar prior to and after the training. To get the full benefit of the school, WCASA encourages advocates to complete both components. Participants will be expected to show they have completed each session.
Tuesday, September 22: 8:15am-5:00pm
Wednesday, September 23: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, September 24: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday, September 25: 8:00am-3:00pm (Training provided by WI DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services). This day covers the Safe at Home program, the Crime Victim Compensation/SAFE Fund and Victim Rights.)
SAVAS is free of charge for staff of certified Sexual Assault Service Providers and $300 for non-SASPs.
Registration will open in July 2020