Welcome to the Victim Assistance Academy of Nevada

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7th Annual Victim Assistance Academy of Nevada (VAAN)
Growing Together in Advocacy for Nevada

The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), in partnership with public, private, and statewide agencies, is excited to be holding the 7th annual Victim Assistance Academy of Nevada (VAAN)!

Victim Assistance Academy of Nevada (VAAN) is a affordable statewide, coordinated, comprehensive, academically-based training to build and strengthen victim service agencies. Virtual VAAN is an annual academy for thirty-five (35) participants and is focused on victim advocates and assistants. VAAN is a 40-hour training completed at a self-pace level in a 3-month time frame. Topics covered over the training include victims’ rights, ethics, boundaries, cultural considerations, sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking, child abuse, elder abuse, LGBTQIA, immigration victims, suicide intervention, trauma informed care, Confidential Address and Program Certification. If you are interested in attending or sending someone from your agency to this FREE training, please contact Program Officer Jenny Escalera at vaan@dcfs.nv.gov so we can discuss how to help.