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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy

The Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy (MNVAA) is a ​series of comprehensive, academically based trainings to build the capacity of victim assistance providers, victim advocates, law enforcement, criminal justice and other professionals who work with victims of crime. The MNVAA has three training tracks, with the first track being offered this fall.  Applications will be available in the summer and accepted from late summer into fall.  Check this page for more details as they develop.  


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 help restore the victim to whole and regain control of their lives
  • Comprehensive curriculum with academic credit through St. Cloud State University (available for an additional fee)
  • CEU credits for POST, MN Continuing Legal Education and MN Board of Social Work are available
  • The dates for the 2019 MNVAA are October 8-11, 2019 & November 5-8, 2019

For more information about the Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy, contact Joann Jones at 651-201-7318 or​​​​​​​​​​