CORE Victim Services Academy is integral to providing direct services to victims in the State of Washington. This forty-hour training qualifies participants to provide direct services to victims in Washington State. Victim Support Services (VSS) provides this essential training three to four times a year. Our CORE Academy is not open to community members at large.

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

Training is held from 8am-5pm each day, for five days. Participants must attend all five days of training to qualify to provide direct services.



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. Download the application here.