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Building Relationships Among Stakeholders


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Angela Keen Badjie
Victim Advocate
Survivors - Adams County, PA

Deanna Weaver
Victim Advocate
Lancaster County DA's Office

Course Information     

Victim service professionals sometimes encounter road blocks to working with other agencies such as law enforcement, legal, health care, and government, who also interface with victims. Effective inter-agency collaboration is vital to providing victims with the best information and the smoothest possible transition from victim to survivor.

This training will provide victim service professionals with the collaboration skills they need to work effectively with other agencies through better communications, de-escalation of tensions, clarification of problems and negotiation of solutions.  Advocates will come away with a preliminary Action Plan to improve collaboration with at least one of their sister agencies.

This training will also provide advocates with the tools and skills needed to conduct this same training within their local communities, if they so choose.  In this way, we can reach more advocates across the state of Pennsylvania and provide them with more skills and tools to improve inter-agency collaboration.  Participants will be provided with a CD of all the training materials and tools needed to conduct the training themselves.

This training by the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute was developed and designed by a team of professionals representing the Office of the Victim Advocate, the Center for Victims Dialogue & Resolution Center and several community as well as system based victim advocacy agencies.


Registration closes Friday, September 6, 2013. To register online now please click on the Register Now button at the top of this course description. You can also download the registration form and mail or fax it to:

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute
2929 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Fax: (717) 231-3912

Payment must be received by PDAI prior to Friday, September 6, 2013 in order to ensure admittance to the course. Checks must have the participant’s name(s) on the front of the check or stub. The registration fee for this one-day program is $25 per person and includes the training materials. All food, drinks, and lunch may be purchased separately at the Giant.


Please note that in order to receive a refund you must notify Lisabeth Capozzi in writing by September 7, 2013. Anyone who is a “no show” at the training will be charged for his/her registration fee. It is the policy of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute that no training registration fees will be refunded to individuals who cancel their registration after the advertised cancellation date. Substitutions are always allowed.


For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at Hampton Inn & Suites, Harrisburg, North for the evening of September 16, 2013. Make your reservation by contacting the hotel directly at 717-540-0900 no later than September 1, 2013. To receive the discounted rate of $108.00, plus tax, for single or double occupancy, be sure to mention the PDAI conference.

Training Hours and Schedule

This course will provide approximately six training hours, which may be applied towards continuing training hours required each year as put forth in the PCCD Standards and the Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research (CJJT&R). Participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Training will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Lunch and all food and drinks may be purchased from the Giant. No outside food or drinks are allowed.


PDAI is pleased to offer scholarships for victim service professionals with at least one year’s experience to attend this training. These scholarships are funded through a grant awarded to PDAI by PCCD for the purpose of expanding training to victim service professionals. Scholarships will subsidize the cost associated with attending this training. Scholarships are limited to four per training. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the information provided in the application and the number of scholarships previously awarded to the applicant’s agency. Click here for the Scholarship Application.


September 17th, 2013 10:00 AM   through   4:30 PM
Giant Community Center
2300 Linglestown Road
2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17110
America South, Central, North and Caribbean
Phone: 484-947-4837
Training Cost $ 25.00
Type of Program
System Based
Community Based

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