Hosted by the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVCTTAC)

The mission of the National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) is to provide an intensive, interactive learning experience to develop and promote professional skills and knowledge for victim service providers. NVAA trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach—a combination of highly interactive, self-paced training and collaborative, facilitated webinars.

All NVAA trainings are—

  • Free of charge

  • Led by national subject matter experts

Continuing Education Units (CEU) are awarded to participants for full participation.

Space is limited in trainings. The number of participants for each NVAA training is limited to 100 to ensure quality instructor-participant interaction. Because of this participation cap, unfortunately, every application can not be accepted.

NVAA Application Process

  • You will receive an Acknowledgement of Receipt by email immediately after you submit your application. If you do not receive an Acknowledgement of Receipt, your application is not complete and you will not be considered for the training. You must complete all sections that are marked with an asterisk.

  • Within 10 business days, you will receive a notification of whether your application has been accepted.

  • Two days before the training begins, you will receive detailed information about how to access the training site and all related materials.

Click here to APPLY NOW.


All webinars are conducted from 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. eastern time. The sessions are recorded, so if you are unable to participate in a live webinar, you will be able to access the recording.

Introductory Week: Welcome and Introduction to the Leadership Institute, September 3, 2019
Week 1: Elements of Leadership, September 12, 2019

Week 2: Emotional Intelligence, September 19, 2019

Week 3: Communication, Behavior, and Styles, September 25, 2019

Week 4: Fostering Team Building, Staff Development, and Succession Planning, October 3, 2019

Week 5: Leading with Cultural Humility, October 10, 2019

Week 6: Feedback and Conflict Resolution, October 17, 2019

Week 7: Organizational Values, Vision, and Mission, October 24, 2019

Week 8: Managing Organizational Change, October 31, 2019

Week 9: Best Practices in Innovative Leadership, November 7, 2019

Week 10: Building Organizational Resiliency and Accountability, November 14, 2019

To see more information on the training, click here.


kyanna perkins
richmond, virginia

Kyanna Perkins has provided more than 20 years of dedication and experience to the victim services field. In her current role as the director of the Victim Notification Program in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, she ensures that crime victims are supported during the post-conviction phase of the criminal justice system in civil and criminal matters. Ms. Perkins advocates on behalf of victims and in consultation with service providers on a range of issues related to victims’ rights, direct service enhancements, and system-based responses. She currently serves on several boards and committees that focus on researching, modifying, and implementing competent policies and programs that best serve the needs of victims. She is currently serving a second appointment on the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, and she co-chairs the Virginia Victim Witness Assistance Network Crime Victims’ Rights Committee. She earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Texas Woman’s University and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

jennifer storm 
camp hill, pennsylvania

Governor Tom Corbett nominated Jennifer R. Storm as Commonwealth Victim Advocate on November 8, 2013, and the State Senate confirmed her to serve a 6-year term. As Commonwealth Victim Advocate, she is responsible for representing the rights and interests of crime victims before the Board of Probation and Parole and the Department of Corrections, and for providing notification to crime victims of the potential for inmate release, opportunities to provide testimony, and notification of the inmate’s movement within the correctional system. Further, Ms. Storm is responsible for advocating the interests of adult and juvenile crime victims throughout Pennsylvania. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Storm served for 10 years as executive director of the Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance Program, a nonprofit organization that provides direct services to victims of crime, community outreach and training in victims’ rights, and crisis response services. She has a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

For more information about this training, please email nvaa@ovcttac.org.