Victim Advocacy Certificate

Victim Advocacy

This certificate is designed to provide students with an understanding of the needs and experiences of crime victims, as well as the profession of victim advocacy. Course options will allow students to explore theories and services related to victimization and advocacy, as well as develop important skills associated with victim services work, such as communication, listening, cultural competency, and self-care.

Program requirements (18 hours)

  1. CRM 210(3), 342(3), 445(3).
  2. Nine additional hours from: COM 205(3), 260(3), 326(3); CRM 315(1), 319(1), 321(1), 325(3), 343(1), 356(3), 376(3), 490(3)*; SWK 370(3).
  3. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

* Students wishing to apply CRM 490 credit to this certificate must get permission from the Head of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice prior to enrolling to ensure that the internship placement is applicable to victim advocacy.