Campus Sexual and Relationship Violence Center Announces Another Certified Victim Advocate

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The Campus Sexual and Relationship Violence Center, a Student Life Unit of the Division of Student Affairs, is pleased to announce the recent National Certified Advocate Certification for SRVC Administrative Specialist Ngoc Dai.

Dai completed 40 hours of mandatory training in the credentialing process overseen by the National Advocate Credentialing Program for certification at the first level of certification. Additionally, she also completed 30 hours of training specifically focused on sexual violence on campus.

“I look forward to being a safe and confidential resource for students as well as advancing the availability of advocacy services on campus,” Dai said. “As another victim advocate at the SRVC, we are better able to meet the needs of a growing student population.”

“The SRVC is committed to providing the best possible victim advocacy services on campus,” said Mary Wyandt-Hiebert, Director of the SRVC. “We are proud of the dedication and effort that Ngoc Dai demonstrates daily. His recent certification enhances SRVC’s services and provides another excellent certified victim advocate for our students. Such certification shows commitment to our students.”

With the addition of Dai’s latest certification, the SRVC now has two nationally certified victim advocates. Wyandt-Hiebert is also nationally certified through the National Lawyer Certification Program at the advanced level (requires a minimum of 15,600 hours of experience in addition to required training) and has other recognized specialty areas on campus sexual assault and advocacy.

“Supporting certified staff is another way the university shows its commitment to our students and the fight against sexual and relationship violence,” said Monica Holland, assistant vice chancellor for student life. “The SRVC provides many student advocacy services to help students at one of the most difficult times in their lives. With staff members who are nationally certified victim advocates, the SRVC elevates the standard of victim advocacy on campus.”

The Campus Sexual and Relationship Center provides free confidential advocacy services to victims/survivors of sexual and relationship violence. In addition, the SRVC offers various education services, including its RESPECT peer education program. To learn more about the SRVC and its advocacy and education services, contact the SRVC at 479-575-4000.

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