Applications now being accepted for the Advanced SD Victim Assistance Academy April 2020

The SD Network Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault and the SD Victim Assistance Academy Planning Committee are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Advanced SD Victim Assistance Academy!  The Advanced SDVAA will be held in Pierre on April 29th-May 1st at the Capital University Center.  The advanced academy will be open to graduates of the 2016, 2017, or 2018 Basic Academies, the 2018 Advanced Academy, OR professionals who have 3 or more years of experience working with victims of crime. To ensure a variety of representatives from different areas of the state, all potential students must submit an application in order to be considered. Class size will be limited to 45 people. 


If you attended the SD Advanced Academy in 2018, this academy will be different. Topics will include leadership and trauma informed responses; leadership and how it applies to the people you work with and how it applies to the clients/survivors you work with; resiliency and taking care of yourself both at work and home; a Native American survivor/advocate perspective; victims’ compensation and crisis response teams; working with LGBTQ victims; and much more!


Click on the link below to register:


Applications will be accepted until February 7, 2020, and students will be notified of acceptance by February 28, 2020.


There is NO registration fee to attend.


Contact Kathy at or call 605-731-0041 with questions.

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