This training addresses the basics of being a victim advocate — answering the crisis line, providing individual and systems advocacy and providing outreach in your community. Participants will have opportunities to practice skills necessary to provide comprehensive advocacy for victims. New sexual assault victim advocates, domestic violence victim advocates, and other professionals who want to learn more about sexual violence are encouraged to attend. SAVAS consists of a classroom component, in addition to a series of sessions via webinar prior to and after the training. Participants will be expected to have completed each session.

Registration Fee:

This training is free for WCASA sexual assault service provider staff (SASPs) and staff of SASPs are prioritized. The fee for this training is $300 for non-SASPs and can either be paid via credit card at time of registration or by sending a check to WCASA.

*Click here to see if you are listed as a certified WCASA SASP.

CVC/SAFE / Crime Victim Rights/ Safe at Home trainings:

Select SAVAS trainings include material presented by the WI Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Services (OCVS) on the CVC/SAFE, Crime Victim Rights and Safe at Home Programs.

See recorded training materials on these topics.

SAVAS Events:

See when SAVAS will be offered next and register at our events page.