THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

Crime Victim Assistance Training

The Office of the Attorney General provides training to advocates, liaisons, and victim coordinators to ensure that victims receive effective assistance in accessing the Crime Victims' Compensation Program. This agency also sponsors a biennial conference for the victim service community.


SAVE THE DATE!
February 22-24, 2016
2016 Crime Victim Services Conference

The Office of the Attorney General's Crime Victim Services Division will be hosting its Crime Victim Services Conference, February 22-24, 2016 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The conference will be designed for victim advocates, liaisons, victim assistance coordinators, victim service providers and law enforcement. Online registration will open by October 1, 2015.

This conference is being held at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel. You may start making hotel reservations on October 1, 2015, as well.

Comprehensive Victim Services Training:
Presumptive Eligibility, Victim Rights and Address Confidentiality Program

The Office of the Attorney General provides bimonthly victim services training in Austin for professionals who work with victims of crime. The comprehensive training module is free of charge and provides information on how to ensure that victims receive effective assistance in accessing the Crime Victims' Compensation program, promotes and recognizes victims' rights and provides instruction and certification to the Address Confidentiality Program.

Location: Austin, Texas
Site:

Twin Towers Office Center
1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 203E
Austin, Texas 78723

Registration Fee: none
Online Registration:

February 5, 2015
April 9, 2015
June 4, 2015
August 6, 2015


Crime Victims' Compensation Training
Advanced Track Workshop

This workshop offers an overview of the Compensation program, with an emphasis on the awards process. This is considered an advanced course and is best suited for those advocates that provide detailed follow-up with victims on payments and who have received basic training. This is also suitable training for service providers to better understand billing requirements. Bill processing and benefit payments including: medical; funeral; loss of wages; loss of support; rent/relocation; and all other payment types and necessary documentation will be discussed.

Location: Austin, Texas
Site:

Twin Towers Office Center
1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 203E
Austin, Texas 78723

Registration Fee: none
Online Registration:

Feb. 12, 2015
May 14, 2015
August 13, 2015


Regional Crime Victim Assistance Training

Crime Victims' Compensation training offers a detailed review of how to assist a victim with completing and submitting a Crime Victims' Compensation application.

Presumptive Eligibility &
Medical Billing Procedures Training

The CVC Program uses Presumptive Eligibility (PE) process to better serve crime victims and their families. Completion of this workshop allows advocates, trained by the OAG, to work directly with victims to gather the necessary documentation in order to submit a complete application. Medical Billing Procedures is best suited for those professionals that provide detailed follow-up with victims on payments as well as suitable training for service providers to better understand billing requirements. Bill processing and benefit payments including: medical; funeral; loss of wages; loss of support; rent/relocation; and all other payment types and necessary documentation will be discussed.

There are no classes scheduled at this time.


Crime Victims' Compensation (CVC) &
Medical Billing Procedures Training

CVC & Medical Billing Procedures training will consist of an overview of the Compensation program with an emphasis on the billing process. This is considered an advanced course and is best suited for those professionals that provide detailed follow-up with victims on payments as well as suitable training for service providers to better understand billing requirements. Bill processing and benefit payments including: medical; funeral; loss of wages; loss of support; rent/relocation; and all other payment types and necessary documentation will be discussed.

There are no classes scheduled at this time.


Regional SANE Training

The purpose of this training is to improve the response by healthcare to the needs of the adult/adolescent or pediatric patient presenting for medical care with a complaint of sexual assault or abuse. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training is designed to increase the registered nurse's knowledge regarding the role of the SANE while providing nursing care and treatment during a medical forensic examination, during courtroom testimony and as a member of the community Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

2015 SANE Training Calendar

Registration Fee: None
Online Registration:
Adult/Adolescent and Pediatric SANE Training Austin, January  26-30, 2015 and February 23-27, 2015
Adult/Adolescent and Pediatric SANE Training Dallas, April 13 - 17, 2015 and May 11 - 15, 2015
Adult/Adolescent and Pediatric SANE Training Austin, July 13 - 17, 2015 and August 10 - 14, 2015

Training and technical assistance for building health care's infrastructure to support a SANE team is also available. For SANE Program assistance or information regarding the SANE training, please contact Kathleen Gann, RN, MSN, SANE Program Administrator at (512) 936-2880.



Other Conferences

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