Who should attend:
The Academy is open to paid staff, volunteers, and college students. It is designed for those with less than three years of experience in the victim services field and for those who provide direct service to victims of crime. All interested participants are encouraged to apply.
Dates and Locations:
July 24th-28th: Hotel at Old Town Conference Center, Wichita, Kansas
September 25th–29th: Hotel at Old Town Conference Center, Wichita, Kansas
All interested participants are required to submit an application for consideration. For any questions concerning the application process you may contact Shawn Cowing via email. Please remember applications are due no later than April 30th.
KAVA Student Application 2017
The tuition fee for the 2017 Academies is $225, which includes all written materials for the classroom and the graduation certificate if requirements are fulfilled. It is anticipated the tuition will rise to $350 for future Academies. Participants will pay for their own lodging, food, and travel expenses. Tuition is due after notification of acceptance.
Pay Tuition by Credit Card---do not submit payment until accepted into Academy.
The Academy requires approximately four hours of on-line study and pre-assessment work prior to attending. Instructions will be provided upon acceptance to the Academy. The Academy itself is approximately 40 hours of classroom instruction and daily take-home work. Participants must attend and complete all aspects of Academy work to graduate. Academy participants will receive a graduation certificate after completing all components of the Academy. Participants must sign in at each session to verify attendance at the Academy.