Continuing Education and Professional Training

Continuing Education and Professional Training

Offering a variety of opportunities throughout the year.

Questions? Contact us by email: Jonathan Bechtol or Nicole Moses

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VSS Victim Advocate Certification Training

March 7-8, 21, 28-29
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seattle University
Stuart T. Rolfe Community Room


vss practicum flyer thumbnail(March 7 meets at 9:30 am | March 8, 21, 28-29 meet at 8:00am)

40 hour training that will certify as a victim advocate nationally and locally

March 7-8, 28-29 are required for state victim advocate certification. March 21 is optional date required for national certification

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and certification

Participants who commit to volunteering with VSS will have their registration fee waived

Register

Tickets $150

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Please note: To received national certification, upon completion of the training, participants will need to send in proof of completion, sign a code of conduct, and pay $70 to the National Office of Victim Advocates by April 30th, 2020. To meet requirements to serve as a crime victim advocate in Washington State just by taking Core, no further action is necessary.

Registration fee is waived for participants who agree to serve as victim advocates for VSS upon completion of the training in one of the following two roles: 1) Volunteering on the VSS hotline providing help with crisis calls and referrals (calls can be forwarded to any number); or 2) Serving as an advocate for protection orders. Extra training will be provided for these roles. There is no designated number of hours volunteers are required to work – just commitment to serve in one of these roles for a minimum of 8 total service hours (which can be spread out over time – e.g., once a week, once a month).

National Advocate Credentialig Program
New Provisional NACP Applicant Form

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The Death Penalty in the Age of Data, Science, and Abolition

May 22, 2020, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Seattle University Casey Commons, Casey Building 5th Floor

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Featured Speakers:

Sister Helen Prejean, Author of Dead Man Walking

Kirk Bloodsworth, Death Row Exoneree and Executive Director Witness to Innocence

Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney

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Additional Speakers from the Washington Innocence Project, Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice and School of Law, and University of Washington Law, Societies & Justice

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch, parking, and an 8-hour Continuing Education certificate.

All proceeds support Seattle University Crime & Justice Research Center's continuing education, research, and public events.

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Tickets $25-$75

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Past Continuing Education and Professional Training

A sampling of our past events

Social Media and Crime

Dr. Mary O'TooleDr. Ray SurretteJune 1, 2018, 8:30-4:30 p.m.

Student Center, Room 130

Annual all-day continuing education event focusing on social media and crime. Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole and Dr. Ray Surrete. examine the role of social media in crime with focus on performance crime, copycat crime, the use of social media by domestic and international terrorists, and other topics.

Fair and Impartial Criminal Justice Practice: A Science Based Approach

April 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Student Center, Room 160

Featuring Dr. Lorie Fridell, Police Executive Research Director and author of Producing Bias-Free Policing: A Science-Based Approach. Opportunity to network with fellow students and criminal justice professionals, while earning eight hours of continuing education credit. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

4th Annual Criminal Justice Leadership Institute: Building Internal Research

August 12, 2016; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Seattle University, Student Center 210

Large justice agencies may have the luxury of having their own full-time research/ analysis unit that can be tasked with administrative analyses, but there are many more mid-sized and smaller justice agencies that still have questions about whether they are doing works, or whether it is working as intended. How can we build the internal research capacity of these mid-sized and smaller agencies so that they can answer these important questions?