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:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020AdvancedSDVAA

 

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 kathy@sdnafvsa.com or call 605-731-0041 with questions.

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Job Opening at Children’s Home Society – Education Public Awareness Specialist-SF


South Dakota Department of Public Safety Victims’ Services is taking applications for a summer internship

Session: Summer (May – August)
Position Title: Intern – Victim Services Program
Supervisor: Cora Olson
Agency: Department of Public Safety
Location: Pierre

*A RESUME MUST BE ATTACHED WITH EACH APPLICATION. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT A RESUME ARE INCOMPLETE AND WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

*APPLICANT MUST BE A FULL-TIME STUDENT (MINIMUM OF 12 CREDIT HOURS) IN THE SEMESTER IN WHICH YOU APPLY.

Position Description: The focus of duties for this internship will be to assist the staff of The Office of Victims Services’ assist grant program specialists in gathering statewide resources for victims’ services provider’s ongoing needs assessment projects. Plan, write, edit, and disperse informational and educational materials to provide accurate, timely, and useful information about department services and activities to be utilized by law enforcement, shelters, human trafficking centers, prosecutors’ offices, child maltreatment centers, tribal victim services and coalitions.

Qualifications: Applicant must be a full-time student at a college or university. Preference will be given to those with junior standing or above by the end of the Spring 2020 semester, or who are currently enrolled at a technical institute and have completed one year (nine months) by the start of the internship. Preference will be given to South Dakota residents and students of South Dakota institutions. This internship will be best suited for students who seek to gain experience in fields related to the studies of Criminal Justice, Social Sciences/Sociology, Victimology, Psychology.

Minimum Salary: $10.80

Apply at: https://scssdltmprod.agilera.net/ltm/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=56N
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344

 




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