Supporting You to Uphold Ethical Practice

Your resource center for victim advocacy ethics

The NOVA Office for Victim Advocacy Ethics is a comprehensive resource for victim assistance professionals. We offer innovative training on ethics, engaging events, professional consultation and relevant resources for all those who serve victims/survivors of crime.  These resources are free and designed to support victim assistance professionals in doing their critical work.

As advocates, we make ethical decisions everyday which impact us and the survivors we serve. Ethical resources and training provide us with the tools we need to be the best we can be.

Ethics Training and Professional Resources

It can be daunting to navigate ethical questions or concerns. We are here to help. Check out NOVA’s Ethics Tools and Resources:

  • NOVA and National Advocacy Credentialing Program (NACP)® have created the 2021 Revised Code of Professional Ethics for Victim Assistance Professionals with you in mind. Check it out! Click here to download. Versión en español aquí.
  • Our Ethics Office provides free online training on a variety of topics related to ethical practice. From taking care of the survivor to taking care of yourself, we got you covered. Keep scrolling to learn more.
  • The Ethics Video Library below provides you with quick introductions and definitions on ethical topics in the victim advocacy field.

Quarterly Ethics Webinars

Introduction to NOVA's Office for Victim Advocacy Ethics

Take Action, Get Involved and Learn

NOVA’s Victim Advocacy Ethics Committee is a group of experienced victim assistance professionals from a variety of professional backgrounds who provide guidance and training to the NOVA community on advocacy ethics. In 2024, NOVA will be looking to expand it’s committee and will post an application process for those interested in joining this innovative initiative. Please sign up for our Ethic Mailing list to learn more. 

NOVA’s Office for Victim Advocacy Ethics hosts FREE quarterly civilian and military ethics webinars. The schedule is as follows:

  • Quarter 1: Civilian Foundational Advocacy Ethics Training (1 hr)
  • Quarter 2: Military Foundational Advocacy Ethics Training (1 hr)
  • Quarter 3: Civilian Advanced Advocacy Ethics Training (1 hr)
  • Quarter 4: Military Advanced Advocacy Ethics Training (1 hr)


To request a private ethics training for a group, please email [email protected]

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