The Nebraska Assistance Academy provides comprehensive, academically-based training of victim advocates and allied professionals in Nebraska. The curriculum is tailored to the needs of victims and those who serve them.

We currently offer our Annual Academy – a 5-day, 40-hour training academy, which provides extensive foundation level training on a broad range of topics.  NEVAA is a certificate program whose participants are eligible for 40 hours of continuing law enforcement units (CLEUs) or continuing education units (CEUs) for many of the disciplines involved in the academy.  Those interested may also take NEVAA for 3 undergraduate course credits through Creighton University or the University of Nebraska at Kearney with proper registration and completion of the Academy and any additional course requirements.

nvaa_logoAdvanced Academy: Trauma-Informed Leadership in the Victim Service Professions

The Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy is pleased to be offering its first annual Advanced Academy. It will be held on Tuesday, April 25th at the Firespring Center, 1201 Infinity Court, Lincoln, NE, and will take place from 2-5pm after the Annual Crime Victims Awards luncheon at the Governor’s mansion. The academy will feature Ree Rimers, from Project Harmony, who will talk about Trauma-Informed Leadership, including modules on Self Care, Professional Quality of Life and Reflective Supervision. There is no charge for this training, but registration is required. A certificate of completion will be given to all participants.

Reimers has worked for Project Harmony as a training specialist for the last 2 years. Prior to that, she worked in the Child Welfare field for 10 years with a focus on Child Protection. She worked the last 5 years as a supervisor for the Department of Health and Human Services supervising both ongoing case managers and initial assessment workers. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska- Omaha and is currently working on her Masters in Social Work at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In her role at Project Harmony, Ree provides training on various topics to include Child Abuse Prevention, Early Childhood Abuse, Trauma, Identifying Child Abuse, and Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care.

When:  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Lincoln, NE
Where: Firespring – Lincoln
Details:  Registration has closed

The 2017 Annual Academy:

When: July 24 – 28, 2017 in Omaha, NE
Where: Creighton University’s Harper Ballroom
Details:  Application’s are now available!

Apply HERE!-Professional

Apply HERE!-College Students