In case you missed the news, we released our 2020 VAP Annual Report! Download the full report to learn more about how our agency's core mission and values helped us navigate what became a defining year for many.

We are so very grateful to our philanthropic community for allowing us to answer the call, day or night, rain or shine.
SVAA 2021 Webinars
Services & Resiliency Series

Our Services & Resiliency Series are tailored for first responders, case workers, victim advocates, social workers, and any professionals encountering social services. These workshops are intended to provide information, resources, and practical skills to help professionals be trauma informed and to build resiliency in their personal and professional lives.
Navigating the Loss of Unexpected Death
Navigating the Loss of Unexpected Death
June 16, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
CEUs Available: 2

The grief response has been studied by philosophers, religious leaders, and many researchers since the beginning of time. Our grief has tremendous impact on our capabilities to navigate life moving forward. Learn ways you can help clients, family, and friends with this age-old journey.
The Essentials of Victim Advocacy
August 16 - 20, 2021
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)

137 S. Main Street, Suite 301
Akron, Ohio 44308

We are back! For the first time since January of 2020, you can experience The Essentials of Victim Advocacy in person at our Denton Training Facility!

The Essentials of Victim Advocacy course is one of two nationally approved prerequisite trainings, offered in the state of Ohio, for assisting individuals in becoming a comprehensive National Credentialed Advocate.

Participants who complete this 40 hour course will become equipped to use NOVA’s (National Organization for Victim Assistance) crisis intervention model to assist individuals impacted by victimization or traumatic events. Additionally, participants will increase their knowledge about the judicial system, victims’ rights as well as resources available for both victims and the advocate providing the service.
Digital Media Specialist | Full-Time

The ideal candidate for this position will have the technology skills to record, edit, and upload professional quality audio and video using provided equipment and have the patience and creativity to curate engaging content for outreach efforts. As a member of our Outreach Department, you will help bring ideas to life. We want to pair our expert knowledge of outreach and marketing, with your creative tech skills, to produce professional films that will reach our professional community as well as others across the country.
Stow Victim Advocate Coordinator | Full-Time

The ideal candidate for this integral role will have a passion for helping those in need, be able to work independently, have strong organizational skills and be driven to identify and complete tasks with limited direction. The Stow Municipal Court Victim Advocate Coordinator provides trauma-informed services to victims, family members, and communities, impacted by crisis, violence, or tragedy by offering immediate crisis intervention and short/long-term advocacy, via phone, chat, text, or in-person.
Victim Advocacy Coordinator | Full-Time

The ideal candidate for this multifaceted role will have a passion for helping those in need, be a team player, and possess the confidence to work independently to help clients achieve their goals. The Victim Advocacy Coordinator will need to be rigidly organized with an impeccable eye for detail, possess a passion for coaching staff, be extremely organized, and foster the ability to adhere to policies and procedures as outlined by both VAP and the County of Summit Department of Job and Family Services.
Residents and employees of Summit County need crisis intervention services to address the aftermath of their victimization or traumatic events before being able to engage in their everyday routines. Victim Assistance Program is the only agency in Summit County providing this immediate service, 24 hours a day.

As a SCCRT volunteer, you will provide trauma-informed services to victims, family members and communities impacted by crisis, violence, or tragedy, by offering immediate crisis intervention and advocacy via phone, chat, text, or in-person to address the aftermath of the client’s victimization.

Not all work is done on the front lines, as the needs of victims fluctuate from “all the time” to next to none. Providing crisis response and advocacy services are only a part of the impact you’ll have for our agency. During your downtime, not only will you help the agency complete much needed tasks, but you will have the opportunity to enhance your own skills through required trainings.
Our offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day but our advocates are always here to listen.

Just call our 24/7 hotline to speak with an advocate.


Have a safe and happy holiday!