Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy

The Office of Justice Programs presents The Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy (MNVAA) is a ​series of comprehensive, academically based trainings to build the capacity of victim assistance providers, victim advocates, law enforcement, criminal justice, and other professionals who work with victims of crime. The MNVAA has three training tracks, with the first track being offered this fall.

Apply to attend the Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy.


Foundations in Victim Services

  • Foundational level educational opportunity designed to improve the quality and consistency of victim services in Minnesota
  • For victim service providers, criminal justice professionals, law enforcement, this training uses a multi-disciplinary approach to help restore the victim to whole and regain control of their lives
    Comprehensive curriculum with academic credit through St. Cloud State University (available for an additional fee)
  • Tentative dates for the 2021 MNVAA are October 5-8, 2021, and November 17-19, 2021.

Continuing Education

CEU credits for the MN Board of Social Work may be available.

Apply to Attend

Applications are being accepted now through September 8, 2021. Find more information and the application here.    ​

For more information about the Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy, contact Joann Jones at 651-201-7318 or [email protected]