North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

NC Victim Service Practitioner Certification Academy

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Victim service providers and allied professionals such as victim advocates working in non-profit organizations; victim advocates in law enforcement; victim/witness legal assistants in prosecutors’ offices; law enforcement officers; counselors; social workers; victim advocates in the military; and clergy.

Course Goal:

The NC Victim Service Practitioner Certification Academy thrives to set a uniform standard for training victim service providers and allied professionals in providing effective services to victims of crime.  (Note: NCVAN certifies all students who successfully complete all course work)

Course Objectives:

The academy curriculum includes objectives for each module. The following is a partial listing.
At the completion of the course students will:
  • Be able to define human trafficking
  • Understand state and federal laws related to human trafficking
  • Identify resources and assessment tools for allied professionals who encounter potential victims of trafficking;
  • Identify victim assistance strategies when working with victims of human trafficking to ensure their safety;
  • Know how to leverage pretrial release conditions to increase victim safety and accountability;
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Crawford v. Washington case and how it is applied in criminal prosecutions.
  • Identify the stalker’s behaviors and motivations necessary to meet the criminal elements of the statute as related by the victim’s description of events.
  • Identify documentation needs and intervention strategies that may assist in developing investigation/safety needs.
  • Develop an increased awareness of technology and how perpetrators use it to commit crimes.
  • Be knowledgeable of the tools and technology that can be used to identify victimization.
  • Be knowledgeable of the tools that can be used to help victims


This course will employ lecture and practical exercises.

Training Location:

NC Administrative Office of the Courts
901 Corporate Center Dr
Oak Room - Maple Room
Raleigh, NC 27607

Registration & Fee:

All Students are required to register with NCVAN and NCJA to receive credit hours.
  1. NCJA: - go to web forms and sign up.
  2. NCVAN: The fee for this course is $200.00. Checks will be made payable to NCVAN and mailed to: NCVAN, 5700 Six Forks Road, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27609. Point of contact is Ms. Jane Allen Wilson at 919-831-2857 or visit the website at: .



Course Coordinator:


Course Instructors:

NCVAN Instructors

Length of Course:

Five days - 35 hours

CICP Credit