The Crime Victim Services Division provides training to victim advocates, victim coordinators and liaisons, law enforcement, non-profit organizations and professional service providers to ensure that victims receive every assistance in accessing the Crime Victims' Compensation Program (CVC) and Address Confidentiality Program (ACP). Please visit the Crime Victim Services Division Training Web page to review upcoming training opportunities and to register online for Presumptive Eligibility and Advanced Track training.
The Address Confidentiality Program is currently conducting training sessions in the Austin area for advocates who assist victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. By statute, victims must first meet with local advocates to apply for the ACP program. Advocates must receive training before helping victims apply. To arrange Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) training sessions via phone or to come to a training in Austin, contact the ACP hotline, Monday through Friday, 8-5pm, (888) 832-2322.
The Crime Victim Services Division Biennial Conference, Horizons, will be held November 19 -21 in Austin at the Renaissance Hotel. Discover what is on the horizon in victim services for Texas and the nation. Join us in learning new skills, improving existing services and working toward a brighter horizon for victims and their families. Come share your challenges, your solutions and your vision as you network during Texas largest multidisciplinary victim services conference. Conference registration will open online on September 1, 2009.