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									 National Advocate
Credentialing Program
               Presented by
           Jeannette M. Adkins
      NACP Review Committee Member

                Questions?
         jmadkins@co.greene.oh.us
       For Information & Application:
       NACP Link at www.trynova.org
                History of NACP
   NOVA initiated discussions with other national victim
    assistance organizations in April of 2001 in a meeting in
    Washington, D.C.

   National Advocate Credentialing Program launched in
    October of 2003 beginning with grand parenting of
    experienced advocates (5+ years of experience in the field)

   Grand parenting of experienced advocates has been in
    effect for the first two years of the program and expired
    October 31, 2005

   541 advocates have been credentialed (15 Provisional; 110
    Basic; 93 Intermediate; and 323 Advanced).
           NACP Co-Sponsors
   MADD National
   National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
   National Association of Crime Victim
    Compensation Boards (NACVB)
   National Association of VOCA Assistance
    Administrators (NAVAA)
   National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
   National Organization for Victim Assistance
    (NOVA)
   Ohio Advocate Network (OAN)
   Pennsylvania Coalition on Crime and Delinquency
    (PCCD)
            Levels of Credentials
   Initial Levels
       Basic
       Advanced


   Revised Levels
       Provisional
       Basic
       Intermediate
       Advanced
            Specialty Areas
 Child Abuse Intervention Specialist
 Domestic Violence Intervention Specialist
 Drunk Driving Intervention Specialist
 Homicide Intervention Specialist
 Sexual Assault Intervention Specialist
 Comprehensive Intervention Specialist
 Program Management Specialist
Provisional Advocate Credential
   Completion of NACP pre-approved 40
    hours of “A” Series training only.
       (40 hr. training provided by local, state and
        national training programs such as state victim
        assistance academies.)


   No experience in the field required.

   Need to attach certificate of completion
    from pre-approved training academy.
     Basic Advocate Credential
 Completion of 40 hours of “A” Series
  and a minimum of 20 hours of “B” Series
  training (at least 20 hours is required for
  each area of specialty indicated by
  applicant).
 Minimum of 3900 hours (2 years or 1950
  hrs/year) of experience.
 Observation of a minimum of 3 case
  interventions for each requested area of
  specialty.
Intermediate Advocate Credential
 Completion of 40 hours of “A” Series
  and a minimum of 20 hours of “B” Series
  training (at least 20 hours is required for
  each area of specialty indicated by
  applicant).
 Minimum of 7800 hours (4 years @ 1950
  hrs/year) of experience.
 Observation of a minimum of 3 case
  interventions for each requested area
  of specialty.
    Advanced Advocate Credential
   Completion of 40 hours of “A” Series, a
    combined minimum of 20 hours in “B”
    Series (at least 20 hours is required for each
    area of specialty indicated by the applicant)
    and 20 hours of ongoing education of “C
    “Series training.
   Minimum of 15,600 hours (8 years @ 1950
    hrs/year) of experience.
   Observation of a minimum of 3 case
    interventions for each requested area of
    specialty.
            Application Process
   Submit completed application and all necessary
    forms for Provisional, Basic, Intermediate or
    Advanced levels, including:

    1. A Memorandum of Confirmation for each work
    or volunteer experience applied toward
    applicant’s experience in the field;

    2. An Intervention Evaluation form completed by
    someone in a position to observe the applicant in
    a minimum of 3 case interventions (for Basic,
    Intermediate or Advanced levels only.)
    Application Process (cont.)
3. Three (3) letters of recommendation (recent
and relevant to the credentialing application; not
employment reference or general letters of
endorsement that do not specifically address the
applicant's NACP credentials);

4. A signed Code of Professional Ethics for Victim
Assistance Providers, and

5. Payment of the application fee.
              Level Promotions
   An applicant may use previously documented
    training hours for “A” Series and “B” Series to be
    promoted from one level to the next.

   An applicant must have a minimum of 20 hours
    of “B” Series training in each specialty area
    designated by the applicant.

   Applicant must document additional
    work/volunteer experience and submit
    Memorandum (s) of Confirmation to verify. (The
    maximum credit that will be given for "on-
    call" hours will be no more than 1,950 hours
    per twelve (12) month period.)
          Renewal Requirements
   Documentation of a minimum of 32 hours of
    continuing education from “A, B or C” series
    every 2 years (Continuing Education
    Documentation (CED) form downloadable for
    advocate’s use once credentialed).

   Payment of the $75 renewal fee.

   To add a specialty area, the applicant must
    document at least 20 hours of “B” Series training
    for any additional designated specialty area.
    Renewal Requirements (cont.)
   For each specialty designation, there must
    be three (3) observations of case
    interventions (previously submitted case
    observations do not apply).

   If promoting to the next level,
    documentation of additional
    work/volunteer experience. The
    maximum credit that will be given for "on-
    call" hours will be no more than 1,950
    hours per twelve (12) month period.
NACP Application Fee Structure
 Provisional Advocate Credential $50
 Basic Advocate Credential $100
 Intermediate Advocate Credential $100
 Advanced Advocate Credential $100


Renewal every two (2) years: $75
 ($100 if promoting to next level as a new
 certificate will be required)
                   Next Steps
   Add a specialty area for VOCA victim assistance
    and compensation staff specific to their unique
    services to victims.

   Establish an appeal process for applicants who
    may not be satisfied with the decision of the
    review committee.

   Establish a process to handle possible Code of
    Ethics violations. (Some state programs have
    taken action).
    Application Submission Dates &
                 Form
   Applications are due between May 1-31
    and October 1-31 each year.

   Review committee meets in June and
    November.

   Complete overview of program and
    application can be downloaded from
    www.trynova.org/nacp
         National Advocate
       Credentialing Program
Credentialing the Professionals Who Serve
        Those Victimized by Crime

								
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