Integral to providing direct services to victims in the State of Washington is Core Advocacy Training. This forty hour training qualifies individuals to provide services at Crime Victim Service Centers. Victim Support Services (VSS) provides this essential training three or four times a year. Our core training is open to any staff, volunteer or Board member working on behalf of a Crime Victims Service Center in Washington State.

Training covers a wide range of topics to include crisis intervention, the criminal and civil legal systems, cultural competency and victims’ rights.

Training is held in Everett from 8am-5pm each day. Training is five days and participants must attend all five days of training to qualify to provide direct services. Training is being held in Everett from 8-5 each day. For VSS volunteers, the training is provided free of charge. Others who would like to attend will be charged a $125.00 fee for materials.

If you are interested in attending the training please contact Julie Thomas, Director of Victim Services/Training, at or by phone at 425.252.6081.