About OVS Victim Service Academy Trainings

To help address the underlying needs of crime victims, the New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) and the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz (IDMH) have partnered to offer Victim Service Academy Trainings to victim service professionals from OVS-funded organizations.

Information about the next training cohort will be updated in the coming months.


All participants will attend sessions on trauma-informed helping skills, self-care, and cultural competence, and will select elective sessions focused on working with specific populations to attend.

Target Audience

Victim Service Academy Trainings are for entry-level victim advocates. Stay tuned for more information for our next Cohort. 

Academy Schedule