Boot Camp, SIP, and the DOC

Start Time/Date: 8:30 AM Wednesday, May 15, 2019
End Time/Date: 4:00 PM Wednesday, May 15, 2019
ADDRESS: Wyndham Gardens State College
310 Elks Club Road
CITY: Boalsburg, PA 16827

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Boot Camp, SIP and the DOC 



What is State Prison Boot Camp? How long is a Boot Camp sentence? Is there credit for time served? Are these sentences effective in reducing recidivism? What is “good time”? What is SIP? What does RRRI-eligible mean? There are so many questions surrounding State Prison Sentences!

If you are a DA-based or community-based advocate, or even an attorney who would like in-depth answers to the questions above, then this training is for you!

At this training, you will learn

• The law related to DOC Sentences
• DOC policy
• OVA policy & procedure
• Learn how the DOC and OVA integrate with each other 
• Develop knowledge of how the DOC and OVA then intermingle with the County level
• Gain an understanding of victims’ rights at each level
• And obtain a full explanation as to how OVA and the counties work together at different steps within the Criminal Justice System process

Pam Behr, Victim Assistance Coordinator of the Office of the Victim Advocate with the Department of Corrections.


Registration closes on May 1, 2019. This course is open to DA-based and community-based victim advocates and victim witness coordinators, as well as to attorneys. Class size is limited to 40 attendees.


No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 8, 2019. Substitute attendees, however, are permissible at any time.


Rooms are available at the Wyndham Gardens State College at the rate of $101+tax. This rate includes a complimentary hot breakfast. Attendees are responsible for their own lodging arrangements and expenses. Guests may make reservations by contacting the hotel direct at 814.466.2255 and identifying the block of rooms held for the PA District Attorneys Institute under group code 051419PDI. The last day to reserve a room is May 1, 2019.

Wyndham Gardens State College
310 Elks Club Road
Boalsburg, PA 16827

Training Hours

Registration will begin at 8:30 am. The course will begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm. This training has been approved for 6 victim services training hours by PCCD.


Due to budget restrictions, refreshments are unable to be provided for participants. Time will be allotted for participants to go out for lunch.  


PDAI is pleased to offer four scholarships to victim advocates and victim witness coordinators with at least one years’ experience who attend this training. These scholarships are funded by a Grant awarded to PDAI by PCCD, Office of Victim Services for expanding training to victim services providers and subsidize the cost of attendance. Scholarship recipients are based on the information in the application and the number of scholarships the applicant’s agency previously received.  Scholarship applications are available by contacting the Training Consultant.

Questions or Concerns

Please contact Amy Smulktis, Restitution & Victim/Witness Consultant at if you need additional information. Please do not contact the trainer directly.