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Office of Continuing Education &
Off-Campus Programs

8695 College Parkway
Suite 1181
Ft. Myers, FL 33919

Phone #s: all area codes are 239
Continuing Education: 425-3270
Institute of Government: 425-3271
Renaissance Academy: 425-3272
Fax:  425-3260

Victim Advocacy

 
 

Certificate Course 

This program is designed to train and qualify students to provide assistance to crime victims, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Participants will be prepared to work with state and county governments as advocates for crime victims, assisting them in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery.

There are no prerequisites, but students will be expected to complete some homework. This non-credit program will award successful graduates a Certificate of Completion from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Topics of Study:

Legal terminology and the legal process, theories of victimization, effects of crime on victims, guidelines for responding to victims of crime and trauma, and crime victim statutes.

Crisis theories and the role of the crisis interventionist, how to respond to crisis situations, understanding the actual nature of the crisis, assessing the victim's situation, and implementing effective listening skills to determine the best support system for the victim.

Facts and myths regarding domestic violence, crimes against children, sexual assault and related crimes, restraining orders, basic police procedures, guidelines for assisting those dealing with the death of a loved one, and the role of the victim advocate. Job search strategies will also be discussed.

Textbooks: No required textbook.

This course is an online Course or can be purchased as on a DVD (media is INCLUDED in the cost of the course) or text.
Call or go online for prices.

Online Schedule:

New sessions begin every 8 weeks.

2014 Session 3: May 5 - June 20, 2014
2014 Session 4: 
June 30 - August 15, 2014
2014 Session 5: August 25 - October 10, 2104
2014 Session 6: October 20 - December 5, 2014

Course Tuition: $575

Registration Information
It is recommended that you complete the registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

The Center For Legal Studies
523 Park Point Dr., Ste. 320
Golden, CO 80401

Or register by:

Phone: 1-800-522-7737
Online: www.legalstudies.com
Fax: 303-271-1777