• About the Massachusetts Victim Assistance Academy

    The 2017 Massachusetts Victim Assistance Academy (MVAA) will take place at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts.  The MVAA training and learning environment aims to enrich and broaden an advocate’s perspective and approach to their work with victims and survivors. Our ultimate and shared goal is to ensure that crime victims receive coordinated, comprehensive services of the highest quality. We are now accepting applications for the 2017 MVAA.

    The MVAA has two tracks:

    Traditional Academy

    Sunday July 23, 2017 to Friday July 28, 2017
    Cost: $490 which covers the cost of expert faculty, resource materials, evening group activities, housing and all meals at Endicott College campus in Beverly.
    This six-day residential program is designed for early-career direct victim services providers (less than five years’ experience).  It provides a more complete understanding of what victims and survivors often experience and how to best assist them as individual providers and as part of a larger network.

    Advanced Academy

    Wednesday July 26, 2017 to Friday July 28, 2017
    Cost: $190 which covers the cost of expert faculty, resource material, evening group activities, housing and all meals at Endicott College campus in Beverly.
    This two-night/three-day residential program is specifically designed for victim service providers with more than five years’ experience in the field.  The Advanced MVAA will run concurrently with the Traditional MVAA.  The Advanced MVAA focuses on the unique needs and concerns of advanced-career professionals.  Completion of the Traditional MVAA is NOT a prerequisite to attend the Advanced Academy; however, Traditional MVAA alumni with more than five years’ experience in the victim services field are welcome to apply to the Advanced Academy.