ACADEMY FACULTY & STAFF
Dr. Debra L. Stanley
Dr. Heather L. Pfeifer
Dr. Gabriela Wasileski
Dr. Mel de la Cruz
Francis Beirut Poblete
The mission of RVAAM is to provide a broad spectrum of basic advocacy training that will standardize the training of crime victim service providers in Maryland, thereby expand and enhance the level of professionalism within the victim services field. As such, the Academy strives to increase participants’ knowledge of national, state, and local resources, and to provide an opportunity to network with other victim service providers.
In addition to its annual Academy, RVAAM sponsors advanced trainings for victim service professionals and victim advocates and provides additional networking opportunities through its Alumni Association. (Circa 2003)
Accepting Applications for Summer
Academy June 7 - 11, 2021
I n response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all staff are available remotely via telephone and
email. During the University System and State closures, we are NOT accepting hard copy or faxed
applications at this time. Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Anne Litecky at
We so much appreciate and offer thanks to our crime victim service providers who
continue to bring comfort and calm to the lives of crime victims and their families,
as well as support to one another in the field. Together we will get through this.
~ Wishing everyone peace and good health.