Dive deep into critical safety factors for your Victims


Tackle the challenging and evolving arena of Online Safety


Take a holistic approach including all family members, pets, and advocate


When a survivor of a crime comes to Victims Services agencies, they often aren’t wholly sure of all the services or assistance they might need.

But more often than not, they do know they want to feel safe again.

Safety planning is one of the most crucial, yet least understood steps for victims to begin their healing process, because safety planning isn’t simply a 'check the box' activity. Real safety planning – the kind of safety planning that not only helps protect victims and survivors from further harm but also helps reduce future risk. Safety becomes a mindset: an ongoing, all-encompassing plan that will constantly need to be revisited as the victim’s life and needs evolve and change.

Safety planning also involves a range of elements: keeping the victim and their children safe at home, school, and work; addressing their physical and emotional safety needs; and tackling the changing landscape of protecting the survivor’s identity and privacy on the internet and through technology.

Conducting a trauma-informed safety plan is critical for the survivor’s safety, peace of mind, and ultimately their future recovery.

This 7-hour, online course, taught by experts from the National Organization for Victim Advocacy (NOVA), discusses the critical aspects of trauma informed safety planning that can be applied in a variety of contexts, such as domestic violence or intimate partner violence, mental health crises, and even workplace or campus safety, ultimately creating a plan that is unique to the survivor and their circumstances. Additionally, this course also reflects on the importance of advocates and assistants examining and maintaining their own personal safety so that they, in turn, can keep their clients safe as well.


Designed for the Busy Working Professional

Whether you are new in the field or you’re ready to take the next step in your career, consider investing in your future through this course which is filled with more than seven hours of instruction, activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role.


Convenient and Affordable Training on your own schedule and without the need to travel.


Taught by advocacy experts from the National Organization for Victim Advocacy (NOVA)


Courses consist of real-world info important for anyone who is a leader in any justice profession.

grow in your career

Your online course is filled with more than 7 hours of instruction, activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role.







Continuing Education Credit

National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)® and the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) Advocates can earn up to 7 CEUs by completing this online course. The National Organization for Victim Advocacy (NOVA) is committed to upholding excellence in the field of victim advocacy and crisis response by providing trauma-informed training, education and credentialing to all victim assistance and allied professionals. All NOVA training programs are created to promote a standard of knowledge among those interacting with survivors of trauma and to ensure each survivor receives a level of care and respect that empowers and promotes their wellbeing. Learn more at:

Meet Your Instructors

Noemi Elizalde

Noemi Elizalde is a victim advocate currently working for the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office who specializes in creating best practice systems for rural communities. After graduating from the University of Arizona in 2013 in Public Management and policy, she was able to work in the field of serving victims and the community. For a decade she has provided emotional support, helping victims with safety plans, finding resources, and becoming informed about healthy relationships. While providing victim advocacy, she coordinated and facilitated several multidisciplinary task forces for Sant Cruz County, Arizona such as the: Sexual Assault Response Team, Safe Home Network, and the first Family Safety Center Advisory board. She took on the lead along with other community members to create the first Nogales Family Safety Center having the availability of forensic interviews and forensic medical exams locally within the Sheriff’s office.

Alejandro Palacios

Formerly a victim advocate at the Office of Victim Services at the Arizona Department of Corrections, Alejandro was the lead advocate of the Victim Offender Dialogue Program. Alejandro facilitated victim initiated, victim centered and victim driven dialogues within victims/survivors and their offenders. Also, during his tenure he educated victims on their victims’ rights; as well, as assisted them to exercise them. Such as being heard during criminal justice proceedings, in particular to provide impact statements and oppose parole of inmates during clemency hearings. Furthermore, Alejandro has worked as a technology safety specialist with the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Providing technical assistance and training on assessing and safety planning around abuse by means of technology. Alejandro also was a trainer with the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence from 2013- 2016. Prior to becoming a trainer, Alejandro provided lay legal advocacy services to victims of domestic and sexual violence at the domestic violence shelter where his work in advocacy started back in 2010 as a volunteer in Phoenix, Arizona

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much is the Course?

The price is $172 for each student. We do have discounts available for JCH Members and group purchases involving three or more personnel. Please contact for details

But I Already Work Full-time… Would I Have Time?

We hear you. Only you know about the demands of your job or if you can “juggle” the demands of work, family, and school. That said, online courses are a great way to get the knowledge you need for career growth, without being tied down to a specific schedule, being out of the office for days at a time, or burdened by the expense of high priced tuition or travel costs. Split up into bite sized components, each course section can be completed over a lunch break in a week’s time – sometimes less. And don’t worry: if life gets in the way, you’ll have a whole year to complete the lessons on your own schedule.

What Internet Browsers Can I Use

We have tested the course using Chrome and Microsoft Edge. The Learning Management System does not work well with Firefox or Safari.

How Do I Log In?

Once we receive payment (online or check), we will contact you with instructions on how to log in. If you paid online, you should receive an email within five minutes.

How do I pay?

You can pay by credit card or debit card through our online store. For agencies paying by Purchase Order, or if your agency is wanting to enroll 3 or more people (20% discount), please contact us at

Is there a brochure for this course?

Yes! You can download a course brochure here

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