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Foundational Academy Instructions
Victim Services Foundational Academy Document Downloads
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Foundational Academy Instructions

Attendance at the Foundational Academy assists new victim service professionals to identify and understand their roles and job responsibilities as outlined by the PCCD’s Consolidated Victim Service Standards.

The manual for the October Foundational Academy is available here. Please read the manual and print it if you would like to have it available at the academy. (COMING SOON)

The Foundational Academy consists of three (3) components. These components include:

You must attend the Foundational Academy:

This training is supported by a grant awarded to the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).

Training hours 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 completion upon successful completion of this course. In addition to reviewing the documents and the activities in the online, independent component, many of the OVC Vat online assignments include maintaining a journal and discussing the activity with your supervisor.  The time assigned to each assignment includes this discussion time.

You and your supervisor must verify that you have completed the 18-hour online, independent study component of the training by signing the participant’s Completion Verification. The signed Completion Verification must be emailed to Amelia Smulktis at  You will not receive a letter certifying your completion of the Foundational Academy until the Completion Verification is received by Amelia Smulktis/PDAI.

Amelia J. Smulktis
Restitution & Victim/Witness Consultant


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Victim Services Foundational Academy Document Downloads

23 Pa. C.S. § 6101 et seq.
An Overview of the Juvenile Criminal Justice System
BARJ Monograph
Bill of Rights
CJS Flow Chart
Crime Victims Act
Delinquency Matters
Glossary of Legal Terms
Homicide Resource Paper
Human Trafficking Resource Paper
Identity Theft Resource Paper
Impaired Driving Resource Paper
Intimate Partner Violence Resource Paper
Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System Goals
PFA Relationship Requirement Fact Sheet
Prison Package Education Handout
Prison Package Summary
Resource List
Safety Planning
Sexual Assault Resource Paper
The Adult Criminal Justice System
Victim Restoration White Paper

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PA SAVIN Contact Information

Jennifer Feicht – SAVIN Assistance

Patricia Blascovich – Contracts

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