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A special note to our participants

Our office is using this time of transition as an opportunity to reevaluate BASICS, with the goal of ensuring that the training format and content are both relevant and meaningful for professionals new to the field of victims services in Ohio. Updates will be posted to this webpage as additional information becomes available. We appreciate your patience.

Recognizing the necessity of having highly trained victim advocates in the service field, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has designed a program focused on the expansion of knowledge and training for victim service providers.  Basic Advocacy Skills in Crime Victim Services (BASICS) is a one week intensive training course for victim advocates.

BASICS is offered annually in August or September. Applications are made available in January and are due by June 1 every year. Applications are approved on a first come, first serve basis. For the past several years we have had a waitlist. You are encouraged to apply early.

For more information, or if you have questions please call 800-582-2877.