OJP Logo

Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy

The Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy (MNVAA) offers a ​series of comprehensive, academically based trainings designed to enhance the skills of victim assistance providers, victim advocates, law enforcement, criminal justice and other professionals who work with victim survivors of crime.  Scheduled for this fall, MNVAA's tentative dates are listed below.   ​Please check this page for updates and further details as they become available. ​

Information:  Foundations in Victim Services

  • Foundational level educational opportunity designed to improve the quality and consistency of victim services in Minnesota
  • For victim service providers, criminal justice professionals, law enforcement, this training uses a multi-disciplinary approach to build and strengthen the providers' capacity to serve those impacted by crime​
  • Comprehensive curriculum with academic credit through St. Cloud State University (available for an additional fee)
  • CEU credits for the MN Board of Social Work will be made​ available
  • Tentative dates for the 2024 MNVAA are October 8-11 and November 13-15, 2024.

  • The location for MNVAA will be decided​ through the Request for Proposal process and posted here when determined/named.  

For more information about the Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy, email Joann Jones at ​Joann.Jones@state.mn.us​​​​​​​​​​​​