Training & Education

Basic Homicide Advocacy Training
Subjects Offered: 
  • The Impact of Homicide on the Family
  • Victim Services
  • Traumatic Grief Process
  • Children and Grief
  • Aftermath of Mass Shootings Shootings
  • The Physiological Effects of Trauma and Violence
  • Homicide Investigations
  • Homicide Charging Levels
  • How to Help Griefing People

Lew Cox, Founder and Executive Director of VCVS, is available for lectures. 

Some of Mr. Cox's presentation experience:
  • The World Gathering on Grief 
  • Office of Crime Victims Advocacy Annual Convention 
  • Compassionate Friends National Convention 
  • Oregon State Defense Attorney Association Annual Convention
  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • Highline College Des Moines Washington
*Those interested in working as an advocate with co-victims must complete 30 Hour of basic advocacy training.
Victim Services Training Presentation
Police Investigations
Grief & Trauma
The Criminal Justice System
Caregivers & Traumatic Grief
Role of the Prosecutor
Support Groups
Role of the Defense Attorney
Role of the Victim Advocate
The Lasting Effects of Homicide
The Impact  of Homicide on the Family
*Please contact Lew Cox if you or your group has an interest in advocacy training.