In the recent decades, victim voices are heard more than ever before. Victims and victim-families require advocates and service providers that can assist them in understanding their rights, informing them through the various processes and resources available, and developing programs and policies in response. This certificate is ideal for the individual who wishes to expand upon their current knowledge of criminal justice, criminology, or law to focus more so on effective ways to support victims and victim-focused organizations or departments.
Potential careers include positions in victim-focused organizations, advocacy, social work, activism, restorative justice, juvenile victim and offender management, and a vase selection of government and non-government opportunities.
More InformationRequired Courses
- VCT 601 – Victim Studies
- VCT 602 – Trauma and Its Effects
- Plus two electives as approved by the Director