THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

Crime Victim Assistance Training

The Office of the Attorney General provides training to advocates, liaisons, and victim coordinators to ensure that victims receive effective assistance in accessing the Crime Victims' Compensation Program. This agency also sponsors a biennial conference for the victim service community.


2019 Crime Victim Services Conference

September 10-12, 2019

The University of Texas at Austin AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, Texas 78705

The Office of the Attorney General’s Crime Victim Services Division is hosting a multidisciplinary conference offering information, instruction and interaction on victim services and personal resiliency. This conference is specifically designed for victim service and criminal justice professionals such as law enforcement, prosecution and probation officers, as well as nonprofit victim advocates, medical and mental health providers, and others working directly with victims of crime.

Registration for this event will open March 2019.
 


Comprehensive Victim Services Training
Presumptive Eligibility, Victim Rights and Address Confidentiality Program

The Office of the Attorney General provides monthly victim services training in Austin for professionals who work with victims of crime. The comprehensive training module is free of charge and provides information on how to ensure that victims receive effective assistance in accessing the Crime Victims' Compensation program, promotes and recognizes victims' rights and provides instruction and certification to the Address Confidentiality Program.

Location:
Twin Towers Office Center
1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 203E
Austin, Texas 78723

 

Registration Fee: none


Online Registration:

May 3, 2018

June 7, 2018

July 12, 2018

 


Crime Victims' Compensation Training
Advanced Track Training

This training offers an overview of the Compensation program, with an emphasis on the awards process. This is considered an advanced course and is best suited for those advocates that provide detailed follow-up with victims on payments and who have received basic training. This is also suitable training for service providers to better understand billing requirements. Bill processing and benefit payments including: medical; funeral; loss of wages; loss of support; rent/relocation; and all other payment types and necessary documentation will be discussed.

Location:
Twin Towers Office Center
1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 203E
Austin, Texas 78723

 

Registration Fee: none


Online Registration:

April 19, 2018

August 16, 2018

 


Regional SANE Training

The OAG is not currenlty offering SANE Training Courses.

The purpose of this training is to improve the response by healthcare to the needs of the adult/adolescent or pediatric patient presenting for medical care with a complaint of sexual assault or abuse. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training is designed to increase the registered nurse's knowledge regarding the role of the SANE while providing nursing care and treatment during a medical forensic examination, during courtroom testimony and as a member of the community Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

For information regarding OAG approved training courses, please contact the SAPCS program by email at SAPCS@oag.texas.gov or call (512) 936-2880.