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The goal of the Illinois Victim Assistance Academy (IVAA) is to forge a statewide commitment to helping victims of crime rebuild their lives by delivering comprehensive training to victim assistance providers and allied professionals in Illinois.
The IVAA is an intensive course of study in victimology, victims’ rights and services, and issues specific to working with victims of crime in Illinois. The IVAA is designed to improve the quality and consistency of victim services in Illinois. Through education, the IVAA builds the capacity of providers and law enforcement to serve those victimized by crime and encourages cutting-edge thinking about the ways we can help victims regain control of their lives.