About This Course
This rigorous program trains students to provide support to crime victims, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Successful graduates are prepared to work with state and county governments as advocates for crime victims, assisting them in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery. Course topics include legal terminology, legal process, jurisdiction and venue, ethics, guardianships, crisis intervention, sexual assault, domestic violence, grief counseling, temporary restraining orders, and community counseling. There are no prerequisites, but students are expected to complete some homework.