Victim Services Foundational Academy: September 2020

Start Time/Date: 8:00 AM Wednesday, September 16, 2020
End Time/Date: 5:00 PM Friday, September 18, 2020
ADDRESS: Graduate State College
125 South Atherton Street
CITY: State College , PA 16801

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Victim Services Foundational Academy



Registration closes on March 4, 2020. No room reservations can be made after this date. Registration for this conference is restricted to victim advocates currently employed in Pennsylvania and funded through VOCA, RASA and/or VOJO funding and providing services to all forms of crime victims. Priority will be given to those for whom attendance is mandatory. The PDAI reserves the right to decline registrants who do not meet the criteria.

Attendance is limited to 50 participants. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. To register, submit your email address above. If you are registering multiple people for your agency, please ensure that all participant email addresses are included as there will be multiple emails sent to the participants. If you are registering someone other than yourself, please be sure that they are aware of this training, the date and time, and that they plan to attend. Anyone registered who cancels after the cancellation date or does not show will be billed for any expenses related to them, including but not limited to food and beverage, materials, and accommodations.


Please keep in mind that there is often a waiting list for Foundational Academy. Please inform the PDAI Training Consultant ASAP if you need to cancel your reservation. Any cancellations received after August 24, 2020 or any no-shows will incur any expenses related to their registration.  


This training will take place at the Graduate (formerly The Atherton) in State College. Hotel rooms are included in the registration for the Foundational Academy. If you need overnight accommodations, this information must be requested during the registration process. Registrations requesting overnight accommodations must be made prior to March 4, 2020 to guarantee the rooms. Registrations after this date will not be guaranteed hotel accommodations.

Graduate State College
125 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801

Course Materials 

Course materials (some printed materials and thumb drive) will be provided to attendees when they arrive at the Academy.  Additionally, participants will receive information regarding online courses that are required as part of the Foundational Academy, as well as their Acceptance Letter containing all relevant information and the Agenda approximately one month prior to the start date.  The online courses are part of the curriculum and must be completed 60 days post-Academy in order to receive the Certificate of Completion.

The Agenda has been developed with all requirements in mind and all participants are expected to be present for all sessions in order to receive credit for the in-person academy, as well as to sign in and out to verify attendance.  No exceptions. The Academy runs from 9 AM – 5 PM each day.

Waiting List

If registration is full, please contact Amy Smulktis at to be added to the waitlist. The waitlist is for the current Academy only. Please be sure that Amy has all contact information as spots often become available last-minute.

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute
2929 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110