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The February 2018 MAC Fundamentals in Victim Services Training is a two-day general crime advocacy training for prosecutorial-based victim advocates to develop core advocacy knowledge and skills to provide victim-centered services.

2/21/2018 to 2/22/2018
When: February 21 - 22, 2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Holiday Inn & Suites
75 37th Ave South
St. Cloud, Minnesota  56301
United States
Contact: Danielle Kluz

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About This Training:

The February 2018 MAC Fundamentals in Victim Services Trainingis a two-day general crime advocacy training forprosecutorial-based victim advocatesto develop core advocacy knowledge and skills to provide victim-centered services.


This training will cover:

· The role and importance of the advocate;

· Working in collaboration with other criminal justice professionals;

· Ethics in advocacy;

· Crime victims' rights;

· Systems change advocacy;

· Understanding bias, privilege, and oppression;

· And MORE.

The training will feature interactive modules to appeal to different styles of learning, with a combination of lecture, small group work, roleplay, and games.


Training Location:

Holiday Inn & Suites

75 37th Ave South

St. Cloud, MN 56301


Who Should Attend:

Registration preference is for prosecutorial-based crime victim advocates(for example: county or city attorney's office victim/witness advocates) who have been working in the field for one year or less.We highly encourage victim/witness advocates from programs newly funded by OJP to attend.Prosecutorial-based advocates with more experience who would like a refresher training to strengthen their understanding of core advocacy may participate, too.


Community-based advocates who wish to attend may join the waiting list. To join the waiting list, please email Danielle Kluz


Training Fees:

· FREEfor MAC members, plus travel and meal reimbursement if applicable. (Not sure if you're a MAC member?Check here. Want to join MAC before registering? Email Danielle Kluz

· $50 for non-MAC members.


Travel and Meal Reimbursement:

To support member participation in this training, MAC will provide the following support to MAC member attendees:

· Mileage reimbursementfor one round trip for one vehicle per organization traveling more than 60 miles roundtrip.

· Reimbursement for one hotel roomat the Holiday Inn St. Cloud (at MAC's group rate of $93.00 per night) on Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights for each program traveling more than 60 miles round tripto the training.You must make your hotel reservation yourself by January 22, 2017. See below for more information.

· Reimbursement for breakfast Wednesday and Thursdayfor organizations staying overnight on Wednesday and Thursday night.

· Reimbursement for lunch on Wednesday and Thursdayfor all MAC member attendees.


MAC will reimburse member organizations, not individuals after the training after members have submitted receipts. MAC will only reimburse members who attend the entire training.



MAC has negotiated a special rate of $93.00 per night (plus taxes) at theHoliday Inn St. Cloudfor training attendees.You must make your hotel reservations by January 22ndby calling(320) 253-9000and requesting the room block for "the training for Minnesota Alliance on Crime."


Training Agenda at a Glance:


Day One: February 21, 2018


7:30 - 8:00 am



8:00 - 8:30 am

Welcome and Introduction


8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Core Advocacy


12:30 - 1:30 pm



1:30 - 4:15 pm

Bias, Privilege and Oppression


4:15 pm

Day One Closing


Day Two: February 22


8:00 - 8:15 am



8:15 - 10:15 am

Systems Advocacy


10:15 am - 12:45 pm

Victims' Rights


12:45 - 1:45 pm



1:45 - 4:30 pm

The Scales of Victimization


4:30 pm

Day Two Closing


Agenda subject to change.


Registration Deadline:

Friday, February 16, 2018 or when space fills. Our last Fundamentals training sold out quickly so register early to ensure your place!



Contact Danielle Kluz at




About Us:

The Minnesota Alliance on Crime (MAC)connects systems, service providers, and victims to advance the response for victims of all crime. MAC is a membership coalition of 73 crime victim service organizations in Minnesota, including prosecution-based victim/witness programs, community programs, law enforcement agencies, and individuals committed to supporting crime victims. We support our membership through training, technical assistance, resources, public policy and legislative initiatives, and networking opportunities.


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