In response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all staff are available remotely via telephone and email. During the University System and State closures Academy applications may be delivered via U.S. Postal Services and email (see application, page 4) and NEW fax #240-264-6045. Please contact staff who will work with you to process your application in a timely manner.            If you have questions, please contact Anne Litecky at 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


Dr. Debra L. Stanley
Academy Director, Faculty

Anne Litecky

Program Coordinator

Dr. Heather L. Pfeifer

Associate Director, Faculty

 Jene Traore

Program Coordinator

Dave Thomas



Debbie Bradley

Certification Coordinator 

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APRIL 2020

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) The National Sexual Violence Resource Center has a web page that features social media strategies, graphic artwork and ideas for messaging for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April: #SAAM #IAsk

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Children’s Bureau has published online resources to help commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, which you can access and download at


February 3 – 7, 2020 Tax Identity Theft Awareness week

The Federal Trade Commission Tax identity thieves and IRS imposters are ready for tax season, whether you are or not. This page can help you find out how to help protect yourself and what to do if you or someone you know runs into problems.


Every April, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW, which will be observed in 2020 from April 19–25. This year's theme is Seek Justice | Ensure Victims' Rights | Inspire Hope. The weeklong initiative promotes victims' rights and honors crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.  The 2020 color palette, customizable Theme Poster, and the Theme Poster source art are now available to help the field prepare for NCVRW.


       MAY 31 to June 5

                    Applications Due Friday, May 1st