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Welcome to the South Carolina Victim Assistance Academy (SCVAA) website. The SCVAA has been designed to train, educate and equip crime victim provider professionals with the most recent and current applicable information that will aid and assist crime victims statewide.

The SCVAA is an intense educational training program for victim advocates and victim service providers. During the event, participants are exposed to current, cutting edge practical knowledge and skill development regarding victimology, victim assistance, resources, victim assistance program policies and procedures, victim legislation, cultural issues, victim services, etc.

The benefits for participants include:

  1. Promoting excellence in service to crime victims.
  2. Assisting advocates/service provider professionals in meeting the needs of crime victims
  3. Encouraging collaboration, networking and partnerships
  4. Obtaining Victim Service Provider (VSP) Certification hours (attendees must attend full day(s) of academy in order to receive VSP hours).