Agenda Item No. ________

Washburn University Board of Regents



The Victim/Survivor Services Certificate will be offered by both California State University at Fresno and Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. The Certificates offered by the two universities will be independent of each other, the institutions will recognize the other's program and work to ensure a continuity of course offerings and learning objectives.

The Victim/Survivor Services Certificate is a fifteen (15) credit hour academic program that will provide a foundation of knowledge and skills needed for work with crime victims. The courses that comprise the Certificate will involve an interdisciplinary examination of victim/survivor services, including theoretical concepts, causes and consequences of victimization, legal aspects, treatment and prevention programs, and victim rights and policies. Further, the program will foster insights and skills for effective work with different types of victims.

The proposal is attached.

The University Council approved the proposal on November 9, 2000.

The General Faculty approved the proposal February 1, 2001.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: No additional funding required.


President Farley recommends Board of Regents approval of the Certificate Completion program in Victim/Survivor Services.

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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President

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