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Victim Advocacy graduate badge

A badge is a digital record of achievement that recognizes completion of a coherent and meaningful academic experience. You can link your digital badges to online résumés and portfolios, career websites, or social media. This gives you a way to share experiences, competencies, and knowledge with current and future employers, professional and community organizations, recruiters, and graduate program advisors.

Program Overview

The victim advocacy badge is not a degree or certificate. Admission to the criminal justice graduate program or prior permission to enroll from the criminal justice graduate program director is required.

Students will examine the topic of victim advocacy and services to prepare to work in the field of victim services. Students will examine such topics as crime victims rights movement and associated legislation, the criminal-legal process for crime victims, advocacy and services for crime victims, culturally competent and trauma-informed responses to crime victims, and managing secondary traumatic stress for those who serve crime victims.

Why Earn a Digital Badge at Grand Valley?

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Program Details