Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has announced the dates and application requirements for the 2012 Oklahoma Victim Assistance Academy at East Central University.


 


OVAA is a week- long course of study from June 3-8 for victim advocates, victim service providers, law enforcement and social service providers. This opportunity enhances multidisciplinary training and provides students with the necessary tools to help serve those who have been victimized by crime.


 


Applicants with less than five years of experience working with victims are encouraged to apply. Those with more experience also are eligible to apply; however, in order to be considered, they must include a written explanation justifying their need to attend. The deadline to apply is Tuesday. Thirty applicants from across the state will be selected to attend.


Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has announced the dates and application requirements for the 2012 Oklahoma Victim Assistance Academy at East Central University.

 

OVAA is a week- long course of study from June 3-8 for victim advocates, victim service providers, law enforcement and social service providers. This opportunity enhances multidisciplinary training and provides students with the necessary tools to help serve those who have been victimized by crime.

 

Applicants with less than five years of experience working with victims are encouraged to apply. Those with more experience also are eligible to apply; however, in order to be considered, they must include a written explanation justifying their need to attend. The deadline to apply is Tuesday. Thirty applicants from across the state will be selected to attend.

 

Scholarships are available to cover the cost of registration, room and board. Continuing education credit is available for victim advocates and allied professionals. Academic credit also is available from East Central University and OSU-OKC.

 

The Academy, now in its third year, is offered by the Attorney General’s Office in partnership with the Oklahoma District Attorney’s Council, East Central University and victim services representatives from across the state.

 

Applications and additional information are available online at www.ecok.edu/ovaa,  by contacting Karen Cunningham at (405) 522-4383 or Karen.Cunningham@oag.ok.gov or Tina Harman at (405) 264-5006 or
Tina.Harman@dac.state.ok.us.