Enhance your knowledge and skills with comprehensive content emphasizing evidence-based victim advocate procedures.
All simulations and scenarios you engage in — for both the online and on-site courses — are built on real-world experiences. All showcase the primary sexual assault issues, problems and challenges you may typically confront.
To help you best solve each scenario or challenge, the program provides you with the best practices and approaches used today by your peers throughout the country.
Polish your professional expertise by practicing the best practices for victim-centered justice.
Pressed for time? No problem. You can complete your online coursework at your convenience and your own pace.
There Are 5 Courses in the Online Victim Advocate Curriculum
All courses are required. Only Course 2 is scored.
Course 1: Building a SART
Become familiar with the SART and how the SART and SANE models have developed. Learn how a SART benefits the victim and about the reporting, investigation and prosecution of sexual assault.
Lesson 1 : Crime and Justice
Challenge 1: Crime and Justice
Challenge 2: Building Your SART
Challenge 3: Know Your Role
Lesson 2: SART in Action
Challenge 1: Law Enforcement and Sexual Assault
Challenge 2: The Victim Advocate and Sexual Assault
Challenge 3: The SANE and Sexual Assault
Challenge 4: The Crime Lab and Sexual Assault
Challenge 5: The Prosecutor and Sexual Assault
Presenter: Dr. Linda Ledray —Introduction to the SART Concept
Course 2: Victim Advocacy Skill-Building
Learn the role and responsibilities of the Advocate in meeting the needs of sexual assault victims by providing appropriate emotional support and timely information, and interfacing with representatives from law enforcement and the legal community.
After completing each lesson, you’ll view a webinar featuring a subject matter expert who builds on the topics covered in the preceding lesson. There are a total of eight webinars. A handout provided by the subject matter expert will be available for download after you view each webinar.
Lesson 1: The Victim Advocate
Challenge 1: Roles and Responsibilities
Presenter: Michelle Corrao —An Advocate’s Story
Webinar 1 Handout
Lesson 2: The Victim Advocate
Challenge 1: Advocating for the Victim
Presenter: Nancy Dunlap — LE Victim Interview
Webinar 2 Handout
Lesson 3: The Advocate, the Victim and the Evidentiary Exam, Part 1
Challenge 1: Part 1
Presenter: James Markey —LE Crime Scene
Webinar 3 Handout
Lesson 4: The Advocate, the Victim and the Evidentiary Exam, Part 2
Challenge 1: Part 2
Presenter: Dr. Linda Ledray —SANE Team
Webinar 4 Handout
Lesson 5: The Advocate, the Victim and Law Enforcement, Part 1
Challenge 1: Part 1
Presenter: James Markey —LE Suspect Interview
Webinar 5 Handout
Lesson 6: The Advocate, the Victim and Law Enforcement, Part 2
Challenge 1: Part 2
Presenter: Misty Marra —Role of the Crime Lab/DNA/DFSA
Webinar 6 Handout
Lesson 7: The Advocate, the Victim and The Legal System
Challenge 1: Support Through a Trial
Presenters: Bob Laurino, J.D. and Patti Powers, J.D. —Trial Preparation
Webinar 7 Handout
Lesson 8: Alcohol and Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
Challenge 1: Dealing with DFSA
Presenter: Bob Laurino, J.D. —Trial Preparation
Webinar 8 Handout
Course 3: SART Member Interviews
This series of interviews will be of interest new and prospective SART members who want to learn from the experts: a SANE, law enforcement officers, victim advocates, prosecutors and a DNA specialist. Each interviewee shares perspective on the importance of a victim-centered response, holding offenders accountable, and helping prevent sexual violence. The interviews were recorded at the Sixth National SART Training Conference in Austin, Texas.
Course Video Library
1. SART Member Interviews
2. Advocate Crisis Intervention with Victim
3. Advocate-Victim Follow-Up Meeting
4. Law Enforcement 911 Response Victim Interview
5. Law Enforcement Interview with Victim
6. Law Enforcement Interview with Suspect
Course 4: SART Meeting, Kearney, NE
Members of the Kearney, Neb., SART gather regularly for an update meeting. They discuss their challenges and the process of working together to seek justice for victims. As a result of their efforts, this small community has seen an increase in sexual assault reporting and successful prosecutions.
Course 5: Break the Silence: Sexual Assault and the SART Solution
SART members in rural and Native American communities, as well as those served by the SART, share their experiences about the severity, complexity and impact of sexual assault, and the power of a SART to care for and seek justice for victims.
Use Break the Silence as a SART awareness tool in your community
Contact us at [email protected] and we’ll show you how to download the video or share a link to the video with others.
- Tuition: $600
- Active Military: $200
- CEUs: 32