Victim Advocacy Certificate

This seven-week, online certificate program is in the rapidly growing field of victim advocacy and assistance. Students will be prepared (or better prepared if already in the field) 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. Course topics include legal terminology, legal process, legislation regarding victims’ rights, jurisdiction and venue, ethics, effects of victimization, victim advocate skills, guardianships and crisis intervention. It also covers counseling skills for victims of a wide range of violent crimes.


Successful graduates will be awarded a University of Utah Victim’s Advocacy certificate of completion. Additionally, The Center for Legal Studies, the organization that the University of Utah partners with to provide this course, is an approved NACP (National Advocate Credentialing Program) national provider. Successful graduates of the Victim Advocacy Certificate will be eligible, at minimum, for the NACP Provisional Credential and possibly for the Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Credential based upon their experience in the field. Please refer to this NACP link for additional information:

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



Full Certificate Tuition $645.00   Register Now!

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