VICTIM ASSISTANCE ACADEMY Victim Assistance Academy Under Way This Week At Coonskin Park
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 11, 2012 9:57 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 11, 2012 4:28 PM EDT
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U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin was scheduled to make opening remarks Tuesday morning at the fourth consecutive Victim Assistance Academy.
The event kicked off Monday at Coonskin Park in Charleston and continues through Friday.
The West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services, in partnership with the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is sponsoring the event.
The state's Victim Assistance Academy is a comprehensive set of courses designed to provide education on victims' rights and victim services. The weeklong academy will provide essential training for crime victim service providers and allied professionals who assist the needs of crime victims throughout West Virginia. About 40 professionals are scheduled to attend the training sessions.
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