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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy (NEVAA)

Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy (NEVAA)

To register:

Target Audience: Victim service providers and allied professionals, including law enforcement

NEVAA is a 5-day, 40-hour training academy tailored to the needs of victim service providers and allied professionals. At the Academy, you’ll find comprehensive, academically based, fundamental education for all areas of victim services.

The course curriculum is both broad and rigorous, covering more than 25 topics. NEVAA focuses on both interpersonal skills such as communication, empathy, professional advocacy, self-care and understanding traumatic reactions in the brain. In addition, local experts in their field present the latest research, legislation, and practical resources to provide continuing professional development on a variety of crimes and other relevant issues. Topics include:

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


For more information visit:

Start Date: 07/18/2022               Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Date: 07/22/2022                    End Time: 5:30 PM

Tuition: $500, lunch and snacks provided daily

Continuing Education Credits: Upon completion of the academy, students are eligible for 40 hours of continuing law enforcement units (CLEUs) or continuing education units (CEUs) in a range of disciplines (e.g., counseling, social work).

Location: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, rooms 201/205/209

Coordinator: Tara Richards, University of Nebraska Omaha, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice;

Prerequisite: None

Monday, July 18, 2022 - 8:00am to Friday, July 22, 2022 - 5:30pm