4th Annual VAAN

The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), in partnership with public, private and statewide agencies, is excited to be holding the fourth Annual Victim Assistance Academy of Nevada (VAAN)! This week-long academy will be held Novebmber 12-17, 2017 at the Nugget Resort Casino in Sparks, Nevada.

The goal of VAAN is to provide, expand and enhance foundational skills and knowledge for those who interact with victims of crime and has been designed to reflect Nevada’s changing needs. The academy will be open to 35 participants, geared towards advocates and victim assistants, so space is limited.

The application for VAAN can be found on the “Application” link. Topics covered include an overview of victims’ rights, ethics, boundaries, cultural considerations, sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking and other special classes of victims. VAAN will utilize the experience of national and local trainers to incorporate group activities and simulation exercises to foster learning and fellowship.

The application process for attending the Academy is through the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services. Application approval is done by the VAAN Steering Committee.

Once you have been approved to attend the Academy, the Nevada DCFS will provide you a code to enter the registration site. With the code, please click the REGISTER button below to complete your registration.

NOTE: The VAAN 2017 registration site will be down October 9 beginning at 8:00pm until October 10 at 1:00am. Please register for the VAAN 2017 Academy before or after this window of time. 


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