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Massachusetts Victim Assistance Academy (MVAA)

The 2020 MVAA, scheduled for July 19 to July 24, is canceled.

We are sad to announce that we are unable to hold the 2020 Massachusetts Victim Assistance Academy. All applications submitted will carry over to 2021. If you have questions regarding the 2020 academy, please contact mova@mass.gov or 617-586-1340. 

The Massachusetts Victim Assistance Academy (MVAA) takes place 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 encourage you to take advantage of this exciting and unique learning experience.

To be kept informed about MVAA updates, please join our email distribution list by sending your name and email address to mova@mass.gov and asking to be added to the general listserv. We never share contact information. 

 

The MVAA has two tracks:

Traditional Academy

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 five-night/six day residential program is designed for early-career direct victim services providers (less than two 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 

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 two 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 two years’ experience in the victim services field are welcome to apply to the Advanced Academy.

 

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