This training meets all essential components in the NCA Standard of Advocacy.
Note: This training will take place online over three days: May 11, 18 and 26, 2020.
First Witness Advocacy bridges the gap between individual advocacy with one victim and system-based advocacy that creates change for many victims. This is in contrast to more restrictive advocacy models that are based on delivering services identified by practitioners.
Through hands-on practice, participants will learn how to put advocacy principles into action, including conducting a focus group to improve programming, changing organizations and systems, and creating programs and interventions that meet victims’ needs.
Participants will practice skills for effective crisis intervention and advocacy, problem-solving, and decision making around the toughest issues in advocacy work.