Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11:30 AM CDT

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Danielle Kluz 
Minnesota Alliance on Crime 

About This Training:
The Summer 2020 MAC Fundamentals in Victim Services Training is an online training for victim advocates or other victim service staff to develop core advocacy knowledge and skills to provide victim-centered services. We will meet online twice a week for 90 minutes each.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 and working to end bias, privilege, and oppression; 
  • Occupational identity;
  • Vicarious trauma
  • And MORE. 

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

Training Modules:

Trauma Responsive Advocacy
Julia Tindell, Minnesota Alliance on Crime
Session 1: Tuesday, July 14 from 10:00—11:45 am
Session 2: Thursday, July 16 from 10:00—11:30 am 

Systems Advocacy
Kelly Nicholson, Dakota County Attorney’s Office
Tuesday, July 21 from 10:00—11:30 am

Victims’ Rights
Bobbi Holtberg, Minnesota Alliance on Crime
Tuesday, July 23 from 10:00—11:30 am

When It’s More Than Just a Job: Developing a Healthier Relationship to Your Occupational Identity
Johnanna Ganz, Johnanna Ganz Consulting
Session 1: Tuesday, July 28 from 1:00—2:30 pm
Session 2: Thursday, July 30 from 1:00—2:30 am

Bias, Privilege, and Oppression
Julie Richards, Inquire, Decipher, Progress
Session 1: Tuesday, August 4 from 1:00—2:30 pm
Session 2: Thursday, August 6 from 1:00—2:30 am 

Beyond Bubble Baths: Vicarious Trauma
Danielle Kluz, Minnesota Alliance on Crime
Tuesday, August 11 from 10:00—11:30 am

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

Trainer bios.

MAC will award a certificate of completion to attendees who attend all modules. 

We will apply for CLE credits by request. If you would like CLE credits, please contact Danielle by July 3, 2020.

Who Should Attend: 
The primary audience for this training is general crime advocates who have been working in the field for less than two years. This is a fundamental-level training, not an advanced training. Advocates from domestic violence and sexual assault programs are also very welcome, as well as others involved in the criminal justice system and/or victim services such as prosecutors and civil attorneys. 

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.

Fees and Registration:

  • This training is FREE for all.
  • If you represent a program that is not a MAC member, we encourage your organization to join MAC now. You’re missing out on some great trainings, resources, and our weekly online MemberConnect chat!
  • Register by Friday, July 10, 2020.
  • Questions? Contact Danielle Kluz