In just eight months, this program will give individuals the specialized knowledge and skills in victimology required to provide a variety of services to victims/survivors and their families.
You will focus on:
- Various types of crimes (e.g. physical and sexual abuse, human trafficking and intimate partner violence.)
- Identifying and assessing the needs of victims and providing strategies for healing
- Designing and delivering victim service education to professionals and members of the community
- Relationships between victims/survivors and offenders within the criminal justice system.
As a graduate of this program, you will be able to advocate for victims of crime within the criminal justice and other systems; assess and refer victims to appropriate services; and be part of a risk assessment team for individuals, families and groups.
You will complete a practicum experience in victim services that enables you to work with corporate and community service agencies to gain an in-depth understanding of the opportunities available upon graduation.