Organization: New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault Topic: 2010 NYS Victim Assistance Academy Description: Enroll Now! Build a Foundation in the Rights and Needs of Crime Victims 2010 New York State Victim Assistance Academy Unlocking the Power of Knowledge June 6-11, Marist College, Poughkeepsie NY Do you provide services to victims of crime? This course is designed for you! This week long residential program brings service providers together from across the state to learn, network and share. Classroom presentations from experts in the field are complemented by exercises in small groups guided by core professional faculty to explore: * Case management skills & best practices. * Knowledge about crimes and the people who are victims. * Criminal, Civil and specialized courts;State & Federal justice systems, compensation and restitution. * Mental health impacts on victims and stress management for providers. * Statewide & national resources and referrals. $350 fee includes a room and meals on campus, 35+ hours of instruction, a Textbook and Resource Manual on Disk. Applications will be considered beginning April 20. Some scholarships are available based on need. College credit is available from Buffalo State College for additional fees and requirements. Applications are available at www.nyscasa.org/svaa or by calling Jean Fei at 518 482-4222, ext. 306 or Gia Stark ext. 313 for more information. The NYSVAA is funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act grant from the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services.