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The Senator Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy


May 31-June 5, 2009
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee

The purpose of this Academy is to provide basic level training to victim advocates. The 40 hour curriculum will encompass a variety of subjects including: Victims' Compensation, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Victimization, Elder Abuse, Rural Victims, Hate Crimes, Collaboration, and Cultural Competency.

For more information, please download the FAQ.

The Academy will be May 31-June 5, 2009 at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Academy participants will be able to choose to stay in campus housing (included in the $450 registration fee) or a nearby hotel (hotel is an extra cost).

The cost of the Academy will be $450. The Academy fee includes curriculum materials, lodging (on campus), continental breakfast and daily lunch. If you choose to stay off campus the tuition rate will be discounted to $250.

Scholarships are available. To apply download the scholarhip application form here.

Payment will be due upon receipt of acceptance. No payment is required with the application.

Please complete a separate registration form for each participant.

The application deadline is May 1, 2009
. Space is limited so register early. Late registrations may be accepted if space is available.

Mailing Address:
Current Position:
Number of years in
direct victim services:
Paid: Volunteer:

GED/HS Diploma/ Associates/Bachelors/Advanced Degree(s). Please enter years, major, and university name:

Please list any other training certificates received:

Will you be staying on-campus (included in the $450 tuition fee), or off campus (discounted tuition rate of $250)?

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to stay off campus you are responsible for your own accommodations.

If accepted, I am interested in receiving information on obtaining the following academic, professional credit, or certification (please indicate):
Undergraduate credit hours from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (fee of $550)
Graduate credit hours from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (fee of $600)
CEU professional credit hours- please indicate area of study: (additional fee per credit hour)
P.O.S.T. credits
National Organization for Victim Assistance provisional credentialing (fee of $50)

NOTE: Students seeking academic, professional credit,
or certifications are responsible for paying the course cost in addition to the general $450 registration fee.

Please indicate your T-shirt size:

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. For resources in Tennessee call 1-800-356-6767 or 1-800-799-7233 (National Domestic Violence Hotline).

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