Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates

Strengthening crime victim rights and improving victim services

WCCVA Webinars


WCCVA's E-learing Webinar Program is a great way to keep up on your training without the time and expense of leaving your office!  Webinar trainings keep you in touch with others in the field and ensure that you have the knowledge and skills you need to assist victims of crime! 

Live webinars are FREE to EVERYONE, but are supported through memberships and donations!  

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Live Webinars

Scams & Financial Fraud Webinar
November 20, 2013
10:00 AM PST

Lyn Peters, Director of Communications/Financial Education & Outreach, Washington Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), will provide advocates and allied professionals with up-to-date information about crimes involving scams and financial fraud occurring in Washington State. Advocates and allied professionals will gain knowledge and new resources to better serve victims of crime and learn about new and developing scams that will allow them to aid the community in preventing victimization. 

Lyn has been with DFI since June 2007. Prior to finding a new calling within the financial education outreach programs at DFI, she worked as a reporter, editor and readership editor in the newspaper industry. She has worked in communities large and small throughout the Pacific Northwest and understands that people of all ages from all walks of life want the financial freedom to live the life of their dreams. Working for DFI, she hopes to help Washington residents get the information they need to do just that.

Elder & Vulnerable Adult Abuse
December 5, 2013
10:00 AM PST


Merry O’Brien coordinates the Protect Elders Against Crime & Exploitation (PEACE) Coalition in Maryland. PEACE is a group of community elders, law enforcement, prosecutors, bankers, elder law attorneys, social workers and advocates who work together to increase public awareness of elder abuse, educate professionals who come into contact with seniors, & advocate for policies to protect seniors. This webinarwill provide attendees with information about this crime and overcoming barriers to access for victims. 

Merry O'Brien, MSW, serves as the Director of Special Grants at the Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc., where she is responsible for administering non-direct service related grants. In this role, she has served as Project Director for the HOPE II program that provides funding for victim service programs that target underserved victims. Ms. O'Brien has also served as host for the 2010 National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims Public Forum, founder and chair of the PEACE Coalition, a multidisciplinary group in Maryland dedicated to preventing and responding to elder abuse victims. Most recently, Ms. O'Brien served as Project Director for the National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network, supported by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), U.S. Department of Justice.

Gangs and Gang Related Crime


October 28, 2013

11:00 AM

In honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, please join us for a Free WCCVA Webinar!


Hate Crimes: Ramifications for LGBT Communities 

Apr 23, 2013 
10:00 AM PDT 

In this webinar, we will look at how the modern gay rights movement has shaped current hate crime legislation. Participants will walk away with practical ways to support LGBT folks experiencing harassment and violence and learn more about how crime victim service centers can best support all LGBTQ crime victims. 

Shannon Perez-Darby is the Youth Services Program Manager at The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse. Under her guidance, the NW Network has developed a regional LGBT youth crime victims program. The program serves LGBT youth who experience dating and family violence, sexual assault, trafficking, robbery, harassment, and a host of other victimizations. Bridging her work with youth and youth workers, Shannon has developed an extensive LGBT youth technical assistance project. The project focuses specifically on mandatory reporting issues, support for LGBT youth in the sex trades, and LGBT youth dating violence issues. Shannon has a deep commitment to LGBT youth, which she demonstrates by her support of youth leadership and self-determination. 

On-Demand Webinar Training for Members Only

Access and download past webinars here This free service is for WCCVA members only.  If you are not a member of WCCVA, please visit http://www.wccva.org/wccvainstanttraining.htm to purchase our past webinars.)

Pre-Recorded Webinars for Non-WCCVA Members

Staff Contact

Director of Training

Rose Torgerson

Rose@wccva.org

(360) 456-3858

Upcoming Events

Friday, Aug 1 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, Aug 15 at 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday, Aug 17 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, Aug 20 5:00 PM
Thursday, Aug 28 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM