Texas Victim Services Association

A professional organization for Victim Service Providers

2022 Texas Advanced Academy for Victim Assistance (TAAVA) - Applications Now Open

  • 23 Feb 2022
  • 25 Feb 2022
  • 8160 Chandler Road/ Hutto, Tx


  • Click register to be taken to the application for the academy


2022 Texas Advanced Academy for Victim Assistance 

Management and Leadership in Victim Services

February 23rd - 25th

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office-

Deputy A.W. Grimes Law Enforcement Training Center

Hutto, Tx

What is the Texas Advanced Academy for Victim Assistance?

The Texas Advanced Academy for Victim Assistance offers advanced training to professionals in criminal justice and non-profit settings who are leading the provision of victim services in a managerial or administrative capacity. This academy provides an opportunity to study and interact with other victim service providers to develop and enhance leadership and management skills, in order to strengthen the provision of consistent, high-quality, professional services to crime victims, their families, and local communities.

Topics of this real world, best practices academy include:

  • Leadership
  • OVC Program Standards
  • Project Management
  • Working with Volunteers and Interns
  • Funding for Victim Assistance
  • Emotion Intelligence
  • Communication Skills
  • Ethics in Victim Services Management
  • Trauma-Informed Supervision

Who Should Attend the Texas Advanced Academy for Victim Assistance ?

The academy content is designed for current and aspiring program managers/supervisors and is recommended for victim service providers from both systems-based and community-based programs. Participants should have at least three years of experience as a victim service provider.

Click here to be redirected to academy application Submit your application now—space is limited

Application deadline

Tuesday, January 25th by 6pm (CST)

Application submission does not guarantee enrollment. Academy participants are selected after review of the applications. Registration will open after applicants have been notified of their acceptance status..  

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status

 on or before January 28th, 2022

Registration and Enrollment 

Registration Fee 

$250 for TVSA members

$275 for non-members

Registration fee includes lunch for 2 days   

Continuing Education Credits 

Credits will be available for for Social Work, LPC & LMFT.

Hotel Accommodations 

A block of rooms at the prevailing government rate will be available in Hutto for accepted academy students. All accepted applicants will be provided with hotel reservation information when notified of their acceptance to the academy.

Participants are responsible for securing and providing their own travel  arrangements.

Should public health considerations preclude holding the academy in person, accepted students’ registrations will automatically be applied to our virtual back up academy dates. The virtual academy will be held on Wednesday mornings, beginning March 23rd and ending on May 4th. The full TAAVA curriculum will be taught in the virtual setting. The technology needed to attend our virtual academy is listed in the application. Please check the dates to ensure your ability to attend the virtual academy in the event of cancellation of the in-person dates.

Cancellation/Refund Policy 

A refund of 50% of the fees paid will be authorized when a written request by INSERT DATE has been submitted prior to the scheduled start of the program. Texas Victim Services Association reserves the right to retain or collect fees in full for those who fail to cancel prior to the training or for those who fail to attend. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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