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Certificate of Advocacy Project

The WVCADV Certificate of Advocacy Project helps to assure competent delivery of services throughout the state by increasing capacity to assess and respond to complex individual and family circumstances through a comprehensive training and credentialing program for advocates employed in licensed domestic violence programs. Certification also strengthens credibility of and need for advocacy services in other systems; criminal justice, social services, law enforcement, health care, education, etc. The WVCADV Certificate of Advocacy is recognized and honored throughout the State of West Virginia.

WVCADV’s Certificate of Advocacy requires a minimum of  3 years employment with a WV licensed domestic violence program and 100 hours of completed training with at least 80 hours provided through WVCADV’s training program or pre-approved by WVCADV as relating to the 14 basic core curriculum areas.

Following initial certification and in increments of two years, the Certificate of Advocacy Program process requires an on-going certification of 30 training hours provided or approved by WVCADV.  

For a copy of the complete Certificate of Advocacy Manual, contact (304) 965-3552.


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