Hi Leanne,


In the face of tragedy, the presence of compassionate and well-prepared crisis interventionists becomes a lifeline for victims and their families. At SVAA, we are committed to equipping victim advocates and allied professionals with best practices, trauma-informed education, and skills to best serve their clients' needs.  


As we navigate this path of transformation, we're deeply grateful to individuals like you, whose dedication is not only uplifting victim advocates but also setting in motion a cascade of positive transformations.


Read the Shout Outs below, to find inspiration and reassurance as you continue to support the lives of those who need it most. 


Thank you for joining us in making a difference, here in Summit County and beyond. 


Sincerely,


Dr. Evelyn Williams

Director of Educational Services

August provides us with several days to bring awareness to survivors of crime and trauma. SVAA would like to give a Shout Out to first responders and their commitment to building community relationships through National Night Out. Read more…

Kait is a valuable part of VAP’s team, as she oversees satellite offices and assists with outreach efforts. Since adding outreach to her role, Kait has attended or organized approximately 40 tabling events and outreach presentations for VAP and SVAA. Read more…

Recently, Dr. Evey Williams, our Director of Educational Services, had the privilege of presenting a workshop on "Using Trauma-Informed Leadership to Build Retention,” to approximately 40 participants from across the State of Ohio.

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In June, SVAA hosted 18 participants for The Essentials of Victim Advocacy – you will hear from them in this article. During this one-week in-person training participants learned valuable skills that can be applied as they work in their respective fields. Read more…