Championing Dignity and Compassion for those harmed by Crime and Crisis
The above mission statement of National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is something that is within the fabric of Attorney Michelle S. Cruz. Her 20 year career has been victim oriented and diverse, most recently establishing her private law practice since leaving her office of State Victim Advocate in Connecticut.
It’s with great honor that Michelle Cruz has accepted the request from NOVA to participate as an Advisory Board Member/Trainer in NOVA’s first National Victim Assistance Distance Learning Training Academy.
“This exciting training program will meet all of the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) guidelines for core victim advocacy training. Advocates in attendance will have the unique opportunity to receive 40 hours of specialized training from nationally-recognized, seasoned Victim Advocates in live, virtual classrooms with other new Victim Advocates.”
Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause. NOVA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Michelle S. Cruz will be joining several other qualified members of the Advisory Board to provide critical input in the development and facilitation of NOVA’s National Victim Assistance Distance Learning Training Academy. She will be in a position to review and provide feedback in the effort to improve all aspects of future training provided by NOVA.
NOVA offers credentialed training for several areas of victim advocacy including Military and civilian advocacy, cyber safety, and victim relations advocacy programs to train interested parties to give the best and effective resources to victims of crime or crisis.
Attorney Cruz has published numerous articles and has made numerous appearances on both radio and television. Michelle is a Lecturer at Law at the University of Connecticut, School of Law, and serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Bay Path College and Capital Community College. Cruz is also a consultant and trainer for the Office of Victims of Crime under the US Department of Justice.
Attorney Michelle S. Cruz Appointed Advisory Board Member at NOVA
- Attorney Michelle Cruz Keynote Speaker at NCVAN Training Conference in North Carolina (imaginepublicity.com)
- Attorney Michelle Cruz Talks about Crime Victims’ Rights (crimewire.blogspot.com)
- Sandy Hook families waiting for funds (wwlp.com)
- Justice and Accountability (donnagore.com)
- Newtown Foundation Doesn’t Know What To Do With The Millions Of Dollars Raised After The Shooting (businessinsider.com)
- Michelle S. Cruz Talks to Dr. Laurie Roth About Rights of Domestic Violence Victims (imaginepublicity.com)
Congratulations, Michelle! You so deserve this recognition…and they deserve the benefit of your knowledge! Ladyjustice