Texas Victim Services Association

 A professional organization for Victim Service Providers

2023 Texas Advanced Academy for Victim Assistance (TAAVA) - Information and application

  • 25 Jan 2023
  • 27 Jan 2023
  • 8160 Chandler Road/ Hutto, Tx


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2023 Texas Advanced Academy for Victim Assistance 

Management and Leadership in Victim Services

January 25th - 27th

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. The curriculum is specifically designed for managing and leading in a trauma-based profession. 

Topics of this real world, best practices academy include:

  • Leadership
  • OVC Program Standards
  • Project Management
  • Working with Volunteers and Interns
  • Funding for Victim Assistance
  • Emotional 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.

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Application deadline 

Wednesday, November 30th 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 via email.

 on or before December 6, 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.

Cancellation/Refund Policy 

A refund of 50% of the fees paid will be authorized when a written request by December 30, 2022 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.

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