Your agency is expanding its victim advocacy program and has invited candidates from multiple agencies to explore their potential for professional growth into these roles. Use information from victim advocacy resources to 1,050- to 1,400-word training guide as if you were a victim advocate hosting a workshop for prospective victim advocates.
Your training guide can be written in a format of your choice. Do the following in your training guide:
Summarize the similarities and differences of victimology and criminology characteristics. Summarize the responsibilities of a victim advocate. Provide a reason explaining the importance of understanding psychology when studying victims and crime.Identify the certification process to become a victim advocate in the state you live in or in another state you are familiar with. Provide a list of the services offered by at least 3 victim advocacy resources from the geographic-area you selected and briefly summarize the services that they offer.Compare the functions of the victim advocate in a criminal matter involving an adult victim versus a minor. Note the special needs for victims of elder abuse and for child victims. Explain the role of the victim advocate in restorative justice.Identify at least 1 concern of the victim advocate when assisting each of the following populations:Victims of sexual offenses, domestic violence, and/or intimate partner violenceVictims from the LGBTQ+ communityVictims with intellectual disabilitiesVictims with physical disabilitiesVictims from other specific populations
Cite at least 3 victim advocacy resources from a specific geographic area in your guide