About This Training:

The MAC Fundamentals in Victim Services Training is a two-day general crime advocacy training for prosecutorial-based advocates to develop core advocacy knowledge and skills to provide victim-centered services. This training will cover:

• The role and importance of the advocate;
• Working in collaboration with other criminal justice professionals;
• Ethics in advocacy;
• Crime victims’ rights;
• Systems change advocacy;
• Understanding bias, privilege, and oppression;
• And MORE.

The training will feature interactive modules to appeal to different styles of learning, with a combination of lecture, small group work, roleplay, and games.

Who Should Attend:

Registration preference is for prosecutorial-based crime victim advocates (for example: county or city attorney’s office victim/witness advocates) who have been working in the field for one year or less. We highly encourage victim/witness advocates from programs newly funded by OJP to attend. Prosecutorial-based advocates with more experience who would like a refresher training to strengthen their understanding of core advocacy may participate, too.

Community-based advocates who wish to attend may join the waiting list. To join the waiting list, please email Danielle Kluz at danielle@mnallianceoncrime.org.


Holiday Inn and Suites
75 37th Ave South  | St. Cloud, MN 56301

Training Fees:

  • FREE for MAC members, plus travel and meal reimbursement if applicable. (Not sure if you’re a MAC member? Check here. Want to join MAC before registering? Email Danielle Kluz at danielle@mnallianceoncrime.org.)
  • $50 for non-MAC members.

Travel and Meal Reimbursement:

To support member participation in this training, MAC will provide the following support to MAC member attendees:

  • Mileage reimbursement for one round trip for one vehicle per organization traveling more than 60 miles roundtrip.
  • Reimbursement for one hotel room at the Holiday Inn St. Cloud (at MAC’s group rate of $93.00 per night) on Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights for each program traveling more than 60 miles round trip to the training. You must make your hotel reservation yourself by January 22, 2017. See below for more information.
  • Reimbursement for breakfast Wednesday and Thursday for organizations staying overnight on Wednesday and Thursday night.
  • Reimbursement for lunch on Wednesday and Thursday for all member attendees.

MAC will reimburse member organizations, not individuals. MAC will only reimburse members who attend the entire training.


MAC has negotiated a special rate of $93.00 per night (plus taxes) at the Holiday Inn St. Cloud for training attendees. You must make your hotel reservations by January 22nd by calling (320) 253-9000 and requesting the room block for “the training for Minnesota Alliance on Crime.”

Registration Deadline:

Friday, February 16, 2018 or when space fills. Register early as the last Fundamentals training sold out quickly!

Training Agenda at a Glance:

Day One: February 21, 2018

7:30 – 8:00 am

8:00 – 8:45 am
Welcome and Introduction

8:45 am – 11:15 am
Bias, Privilege and Oppression

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

12:15 – 4:15 pm
Core Advocacy

4:15 pm
Day One Closing

Day Two: February 22

8:00 – 8:15 am

8:15 – 10:15 am
Systems Advocacy

10:15 am – 12:45 pm
Victims’ Rights

12:45 – 1:45 pm

1:45 – 4:30 pm
The Scales of Victimization

4:30 pm
Day Two Closing