Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:00 AM CST
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM CST

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Dakota Lodge 
1200 Stassen Lane
West St. Paul, MN 55118

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Danielle Kluz 
Minnesota Alliance on Crime 

Registration has now closed. If you would like to go on the waiting list for this training, please email Danielle Kluz.

About This Training:
The January 2020 MAC Fundamentals in Victim Services Training is a two-day advocacy training for 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; 
  • Crime victims' rights; 
  • Systems change advocacy; 
  • Understanding bias, privilege, and oppression; 
  • Occupational identity;
  • And MORE. 

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

Click here to view the full training packet, including the agenda.

MAC will award a certificate of completion to attendees. We have also applied for CLE credits.

Who Should Attend: 
The primary audience for this training is prosecution-based victim/witness advocates who have been working in the field for less than one year. Community-based advocates from general crime, domestic violence, and sexual assault organizations are also welcome to attend, as well as advocates with more experience who would like a refresher training to strengthen their understanding of core advocacy. Others involved in the criminal justice system such as prosecutors, legal aid attorneys, and law enforcement are very welcome to attend officers as well.

About The Minnesota Alliance on Crime:

MAC is a membership coalition of more than 90 crime victim service providers in Minnesota, including prosecution-based victim/witness programs, community-based programs, law enforcement agencies, civil legal organizations, 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.  

Registration Fee:

  • FREE for MAC members, plus travel benefits if applicable. (Not sure if you're a MAC member? Check here. Want to join MAC before registering? Please email Danielle Kluz at danielle@mnallianceoncrime.org.)
  • $75 for non-MAC members.

Travel Reimbursement for MAC Members:
To support the participation of our members in this training, MAC will provide the following travel reimbursement to attendees:

  • Reimbursement for one hotel room for two nights total at the Holiday Inn Express Inver Grove Heights (at MAC's group rate of $96.00 per night) for each program traveling more than 45 miles one way to the training. 
  • Mileage for one vehicle per member program traveling more than 45 miles round trip, to reimburse at .58/mile.
  • You must make your hotel reservation yourself by December 8, 2019 to receive the group rate. See below for more information.
  • MAC will reimburse member organizations, not individuals. MAC will only reimburse members who attend the entire training.

MAC has negotiated a special rate of $96.00 per night (plus taxes) at the Holiday Inn Express Inver Grove Heights for training attendees. You must make your hotel reservations by December 8th by calling (651) 450-1100 and requesting the room block for "the MAC Fundamentals Training."

Registration Deadline:
Friday, January 3, 2020 or when space fills. Our previous Fundamentals trainings sold out quickly so register early to ensure your place!