Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM CST
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 4:40 PM CST

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Holiday Inn and Suites St. Cloud 
75 37th Ave. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301

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Danielle Kluz 
Minnesota Alliance on Crime 

About This Training:
The February 2018 MAC Fundamentals in Victim Services Training is a two-day general crime advocacy training for prosecutorial-based victim advocates to develop core advocacy knowledge and skills to provide victim-centered services. This training will cover:

  • The role and importance of the advocate (both community-based and system-based); 
  • Working in collaboration with other criminal justice professionals; 
  • Ethics in advocacy; 
  • Crime victims' rights; 
  • Systems change advocacy; 
  • Understanding bias, privilege, and oppression; 
  • And MORE. 

The training will feature interactive modules to appeal to different styles of learning, with a combination of lecture, small group work, roleplay, and games.

About The Minnesota Alliance on Crime:
MAC is a membership coalition of 73 crime victim service providers in Minnesota, including prosecution-based victim/witness programs, community programs, law enforcement agencies, and individuals committed to supporting crime victims. The Minnesota Alliance on Crime connects systems, service providers, and victims to advance the response for victims of all crime. We support our membership through training, technical assistance, resources, public policy and legislative initiatives, and networking opportunities.  

Who Should Attend:
Registration preference is for prosecutorial-based crime victim advocates (for example: county or city attorney's office victim/witness advocates) who have been working in the field for one year or less are the primary audience. We highly encourage victim/witness advocates from programs newly funded by OJP to attend. Advocates with more experience who would like a refresher training to strengthen their understanding of core advocacy may participate, too. 

Community-based advocates who wish to attend may join the waiting list. To join the waiting list, please email danielle@mnallianceoncrime.org.


  • FREE for MAC members, plus travel and meal reimbursement if applicable. (Not sure if you're a MAC member? Check here. Want to join MAC before registering? Please email danielle@mnallianceoncrime.org.)
  • $50 for non-MAC members.

Travel and Meal Reimbursement:
To support your participation in this training, MAC will provide the following support to MAC member attendees:

  • Mileage reimbursement for one round trip for one vehicle per organization traveling more than 60 miles roundtrip.
  • Reimbursement for one hotel room at the Holiday Inn St. Cloud (at MAC's group rate of $93.00 per night) on Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights for each program traveling more than 60 miles roundtrip to the training.
    You must make your hotel reservation yourself by January 22, 2017. See below for more information.
  • Reimbursement for breakfast Wednesday and Thursday for organizations staying overnight on Wednesday and Thursday night.
  • Reimbursement for lunch on Wednesday and Thursday for all member attendees.

MAC will reimburse member organizations, not individuals. MAC will only reimburse members who attend the entire training.

MAC has negotiated a special rate of $93.00 per night (plus taxes) at the Holiday Inn St. Cloud for training attendees. You must make your hotel reservations by January 22nd by calling 
(320) 253-9000 and requesting the room block for "the training for Minnesota Alliance on Crime." 

Training Agenda at a Glance:
Day One: February 21, 2018
7:30 - 8:00 am
8:00 - 8:30 am
Welcome and Introduction
Danielle Kluz, Minnesota Alliance on Crime
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Core Advocacy 
Bree Adams Bill, St. Paul and Ramsey County Domestic Abuse Intervention Project

12:30 - 1:30 pm
1:30 - 4:15 pm
Bias, Privilege and Oppression
Erika Thorne, Training for Change

4:15 pm
Day One Closing
Day Two: February 22
8:00 - 8:15 am
Danielle Kluz, Minnesota Alliance on Crime
8:15 - 10:15 am
Systems Advocacy
Kelly Nicholson, Dakota County Attorney's Office

10:15 am - 12:45 pm
Victims' Rights
Suzanne Elwell, Office of Justice Programs

12:45 - 1:45 pm
1:45 - 4:30 pm
The Scales of Victimization
Bobbi Holtberg, Minnesota Alliance on Crime and Karla Bauer, Survivor

4:30 pm
Day Two Closing

Registration Deadline:
Friday, February 16, 2018 or when space fills. Our last Fundamentals training sold out quickly so register early to ensure your place!