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Online Training Conference on Abuse and Disabilities!

Office of Victims of CrimeFunded in part by a Grant from the United States Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (Office of Justice Programs)


Special Grant from California: Through a grant from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, as recommended by the California Children's Justice Act Task Force, a limited number of scholarships are available for Californians who wish to participate in the Online Professional Training, and need financial support. Our scholarship program is designed for service providers from organizations or agencies in California who assist crime victims or provide services to individuals with disabilities and operate with limited budgets or resources. The EXTENDED deadline for applications is July 15, 2005. Read the following instructions, then click here to fill out the application form

Who is eligible?

These scholarships are available only to service providers from public or nonprofit agencies IN CALIFORNIA that assist victims of crime but do not have budget to support training. These include:

  • Victim Services
  • Law Enforcement (police, sheriff, prosecution, adjudication, any other)
  • Social service providers (Child/Adult Protective Services)
  • Mental health professionals (including Trauma and Disaster responders)
  • Healthcare professionals (such as SANE nurses, sexual assault specialists, physicians)
  • First Responders (such as paramedics, SART teams)

The training is primarily planned for professionals involved in the following aspects of response to abuse: Identification and reporting (mandated reporters), protective services, law enforcement (first responders), investigation, forensic interviewing, prosecution, adjudication, victim services (case management), and treatment (psychotherapy, crisis intervention). All of these tasks are related to child abuse, dependent adult abuse and elder abuse, in particular as these affect individuals with disabilities.

What are the criteria for scholarship awards?

Scholarship awards are based on the following criteria:

  • The applicant has provided direct services to, or worked on behalf of, victims of crime in his or her current organization.
  • The applicant does not have sufficient funds to cover registration
  • The applicant’s organization has insufficient funds to support training in the 12 months following the application for this scholarship.
  • The organization’s director provides an explanatory statement of inability to pay
  • The organization’s director provides written assurances that the applicant will receive all other types of support from the organization to participate in the training (time allocated to the training, uninterrupted internet connection and accessibility for all courses, internet access for follow up with faculty as needed.
  • The application clearly states how the training relates to the applicant’s current work in serving victims of crime.
  • The request for training is supported by the applicant's organization.

What does the scholarship pay for?

The Online Training Scholarship covers the following:

  • The Online Training Scholarship covers the Registration Fees
  • The Online Training is available to successful applicants for 12 msonths following the award.

Additional Information:

  • Arc Riverside Scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funding.
  • We reserve the right to deny scholarships to applicants whose program does not involve work with crime and/or abuse victims.
  • Only one individual per organization/agency.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable.

How do I apply?

Applications must be received by July 7, 2005. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Online Training eLearning Director, Tom Hanna, at 607 275 9360. Click here for the Application Form.


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  • Access 22 one-hour workshops online, with world-class faculty
  • Extensive online resources are provided for each workshop
  • All workshops are archived for later viewing by registrants.
  • All registrants have access to all materials.
  • Membership in private listservs and forums included!
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