It’s time for Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy 2016 (NEVAA)! Applications for NEVAA 2016 are being accepted now!
All applications will be reviewed by the NEVAA committee. A maximum of 50 participants will be accepted. Written correspondence detailing attendance status will be sent to all applicants.
The cost for attending the academy is $650. This tuition fee includes:
- On-campus housing Sunday night-Friday afternoon
- Breakfast, lunch, and snacks Monday-Friday
- All Academy curriculum materials
- Academy fee
If you do not require housing, the fee is reduced to $500.
Acceptance to the Academy will be through an application process and class size is limited to 50 students. The ideal classroom will be made up of participants from various professions who work with victims of crime in the regular course of duty.
NEVAA requires the completion of a pre-assessment that must be submitted prior to attending the academy. Upon acceptance, attendees will be provided this information and it is the responsibility of the attendee to submit it as outlined. In addition, 3-5 hours of pre-requisites will be required prior to your arrival. The academy itself is 37 hours of classroom instruction.
For respect of guest faculty and for participants to gain the most out of their Academy experience, participants are required to attend all five days of the Academy in their entirety to be considered a graduate of the Academy. Academy participants will receive a Certificate of Completion after attending all five days of the Academy. Participants are expected to sign in at every session for attendance confirmation.
You are expected to participate fully and to not engage in the use of phones, computers, etc. during curriculum facilitation.
- 2016 Scholarship Information:
- Ten internal scholarships will be awarded to qualified candidates. To apply for this scholarship, please follow the instructions included in the 2016 NEVAA application.
- NEVAA participants may also qualify for an OVC Professional Development Scholarship. OVC applications are due 90 days before NEVAA, so apply by April 25, 2016 to qualify. To find out more and access application materials, visit:
- Agencies in need of financial assistance to attend this training may also be able to request funds from their grant administrators. Agencies who receive VOCA funding may contact Nikki Swope at the Nebraska Crime Commission at Nikki.Swope@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-3409 for more information.
COLLEGE CREDIT AND CEUs:
The curriculum is approved by both Creighton University and UNK. NEVAA can be taken for three (3) hours of undergraduate credit through the Sociology Department at Creighton University or through the Criminal Justice Department at UNK. Students will be responsible for the 3 hours of tuition (at UNK’s tuition rate) and fees along with filling out the appropriate university enrollment form. NEVAA will also meet various CEUs for many of the disciplines involved.
Successful participants may apply for CEUs after the conclusion of the Academy. A certificate of completion will be awarded at graduation. NEVAA staff will verify attendance so that participants can apply for CEU’s through their respective fields.