Advocating for the needs of crime victims takes many things: empathy, patience, dedication…and training. The Virginia Victim Assistance Network offers a range of victim services and advocacy trainings for victim witness professionals and allied professionals with the aim to build the capacity of advocates to expertly serve Virginia’s crime victims. From critical, foundational trainings geared towards new advocates to current topics and crime victimization trends in advanced trainings designed for seasoned advocates, The Network strives to coordinate relevant training, meaningful networking events, and ongoing professional development opportunities to support those who support crime victims, if you have a training or technical assistance question or need please reach out to our Project & Training Coordinator, Robyn Sordelett, at

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