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 from 8am-5pm each day. Training is five days and participants must attend all five days of training to qualify to provide direct services.The training is provided free of charge. 

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.