Staff Training

Training For Service Providers

We work with service providers who have direct interaction with victims as well as perpetrators, offering specialized training for criminal justice workers, healthcare providers, shelter advocates, and Child Protective Services staff, just to name a few. 

Below are two specialized videos. The first training video was designed for medical professionals on how to help patients who are surviving domestic abuse. “AVDA: Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System” was created for the training of law enforcement officers in domestic violence.  


For National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2021, AVDA created a special video for law enforcement, below, as well as held a forum with Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (HCDVCC) entitled Law Enforcement: Building Trust and Advancing Partnerships to Protect Victims. The recording of that Zoom presentation, below, begins with Houston Police Department Lieutenant Julie Pleasant of Victim Services, Criminal Investigations Command, speaking, followed by a panel discussion with Fort Bend County Assistant District Attorney Chad Bridges; Domestic Violence High Risk Team Coordinator Alicia Nuzzie; and AVDA CEO Maisha Colter, moderated by HCDVCC Executive Director Barbie Brashear.

Staff Training 1

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