The Missouri Victim Services Academy, or MVSA, is a statewide education program for victim advocates designed and implemented by victim service professionals in the state of Missouri. In 2002 a national initiative by the Office of Victims of Crime, or OVC, began state victim services academies through VOCA grant funding. The initiative intended for every state to have a victim services academy to offer assistance for crime victim service providers. The first Missouri Academy was in 2004. With the intention of continually growing and improving, MVSA continues to offer curriculum to address current issues faced by victim advocates delivered via an adult learning model. The 2018 MVSA is made possible by funds provided via the State Services to Victims Fund and the Department of Public Safety. Applications and nominations for the 2018 MVSA are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018.

All applicants will be notified about the status of their application. If accepted, applicants will be sent information regarding registration. The registration fee is $250.

As the room block for this event closes on July 31, we suggest making your reservation at Tar-A Resort and Spa in Osage Beach soon. Be sure to request the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (or MAPA) block in order to receive the reduced room rate for this event, which is $100 (plus any applicable taxes).

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