Registration Guidelines

OVS Victim Service Academy Trainings Registration Guidelines coming soon

General Information


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.


Each training cohort will focus on providing entry-level victim advocates with basic principles of trauma-informed care, including how to support others and themselves. Course topics will also focus on adapting to the needs of different victim populations, and on providing culturally competent care that takes into consideration the worldviews and lived experiences of those served. Full Academy training details, including a downloadable course catalog, can be found on this website.


Registration Information


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Location and Lodging


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Participant Requirements


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Health and Safety


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Cancelation Policy


Academy Training cancelations will only be permitted until 14 calendar days prior to the first day of the cohort. Cancelations made within 14 days of the first day of the cohort are non-refundable. Substitutions are not allowed as registrants who have been waitlisted will be given preference in filling any cancelation vacancy. Room reservations are subject to terms outlined by the hotel booked. OVS is not responsible for rooms booked and left unused in the event of a cancelation.


ADA Reasonable Accommodations


If you require specific ADA accommodations to fully participate in this event, this information must be submitted according to the OVS Reasonable Accommodation guidelines at least 10 business days before the start of the event.


For more information or if you have questions about the registration process, please email or call (518) 485-0637. For information on whether registration, lodging and transportation costs are reimbursable under your specific grant, please reach out to your OVS Contract Manager.