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 only accepting applications electronically.   EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION to alitecky@ubalt.edu.  We are NOT accepting hard copies or faxes at this time.  If you have questions, please contact Anne Litecky  at alitecky@ubalt.edu or 410.837.5055.  

Many thanks to our 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.  ~Peace 

               Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland

                  2021 RVAAM SESSIONS

              Winter (virtual) February 22-26 and Summer May 31 - June 4


​What is RVAAM?


Dr. Debra L. Stanley
Executive Director


Anne Litecky

Program Coordinator

Dr. Heather L. Pfeifer

Associate Director, Faculty


Dave Thomas



Debbie Bradley

Certification Coordinator


Francis Beirut Poblete francisbeirut.poblete@ubalt.edu

Contact Us


“If someone listens, or stretches out a hand,

or whispers a kind word of encouragement,

or attempts to understand a lonely person,

extraordinary things begin to happen.”

–Loretta Girzartis

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)