Victim Advocacy Certificate

This is an online course in the rapidly growing field of victim advocacy and assistance. The course covers crisis theories and the role of the crisis interventionist. Students will learn how to respond to crisis situations, understand the actual nature of the crisis, assess the victim’s situation, and implement effective listening skills to determine the best support system for the victim


Participants will be prepared to work in victim advocacy arenas, such as domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, crisis hotlines, and with state and county governments to assist crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery. After successful completion of the program students receive a University of Utah Victim Advocacy Certificate.

What you will learn

  • Legal terminology
  • Legal process
  • Legislation regarding victims’ rights
  • Victim advocate skills,
  • Counseling skills for victims of a wide range of violent crimes



Required Classes

  • Victim Advocacy Certificate (PROEA 807)


Upcoming Classes

Class Title Next Start Date
Victim Advocacy Certificate - Online Online
Victim Advocacy Certificate - Online Online
For more information about our Veterans/Military Program, contact Bill Bialcak at 801-589-4179.