ACADEMY FACULTY & STAFF

Dr. Debra L. Stanley
Executive Director

dstanley@ubalt.edu


Anne Marie Milun

Program Manager
alitecky@ubalt.edu


Cherie Peay

Program Coordinator

cpeay@ubalt.edu


Nicole Feldhaus
Technician
nfeldhauslitecky@ubalt.edu


Linda Dionne

Program Coordinator 

ldionne@ubalt.edu  


 Debbie Bradley
Certification Coordinator
bradleyd@harfordsheriff.org



Faculty:


Dr. Heather L. Pfeifer

hpfeifer@ubalt.edu


David Thomas

law.thomas.dog@gmail.com


Dr. Gabriela Wasileski

gwasileski@ubalt.edu


Dr. Melvin de la Cruz

mdelacruz@ubalt.edu





Contact Us

410.837.5055


                                                                 

                                                                       2024 Roper Victim Assistance Academy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                June 3-7 (virtual)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              APPLICATION COMING SOON


 Questions:   contact Anne at alitecky@ubalt.edu or  410.837.5055                     

Certification


  • The Level I Multiple Choice Exam is being replaced with an interview process;
  • the Level II Exam is being replaced with a written essay on what changes are needed in Victim Services;
  • Level III Presentation will remain the same.


​Maryland Victim Assistance Certification Program (MVSCP). Certification for Victim Assistance Professionals is available in three levels coinciding with years of experience and training. You are eligible to become certified within two years of entering the victim assistance field if you have completed a 40 hour basic training academy such as RVAAM, NVAA, or other SVAA. Each level has specific requirements and testing, as well as a minimal fee for processing. Once certified you will be required to complete continuing education training as well as certification renewal every three years.


​SEASONED Victim Service Providers and Advocates May be Grandfathered into Level 1! Please inquire directly with the Certification Coordinator.
Prior to completing the certification requirements, you will need to:

Complete the Certification Application Form, download/print PDF below, and  

Complete the Certification Payment Form download/print PDF below and submit with the Certification Application Form. 


There are three levels of certification in Maryland, each require a specific set of qualifications and are described in detail below:

LEVEL I (VASI)
a)
complete application packet; b) minimum of two years’ experience (paid or unpaid); c) 40 hours of training (RVAAM, NVAA, or other SVAA) and 3 hours of Ethics in Victim Services Training; d) interview; e) $50 application processing fee.


LEVEL II (VASII)
a)
complete application packet; b) minimum of five years’ experience (paid or unpaid); c) 80 hours of training (40 hours RVAAM, NVAA, SVAA and 40 hours advanced training and/or University level coursework in victim services) and 3 hours of Ethics in Victim Services Training; d) written essay on what changes are needed in Victim Services; e) $75 application processing fee. 


LEVEL III (VASIII)
a)
complete application packet; b) minimum eleven years’ experience (paid or unpaid); c) 120 hours of training (40 hours RVAAM, NVAA, SVAA and 80 hours advanced training and/or University level coursework in victim services) and 3 hours of Ethics in Victim Services Training; d) oral presentation (in-person or web-based video conferencing through Zoom) on approved topic in Victim Assistance; e) $100 application processing fee.


If you have questions, please feel free to contact Debbie Bradley, MVSCP Program Coordinator at  bradleyd@harfordsheriff.org or 410-638-4905.


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