Save the Date! Our 2nd Annual Virtual Career Development Fair will be offered August 15-18th, 2022! Check back on this page for developments on our plans! Until then, please feel free to review what we offered in 2021:


JUNE 22 - 24, 2021

Connect | Learn | Grow

A new and free opportunity for students entering the workforce, professionals interested in a career change and advocates looking for professional growth.

NOVA will host its first Virtual Career Development Fair for aspiring victim advocates from June 22-24, 2021.

Individuals will have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the field of victim advocacy and crisis response, understand the variety of positions and organizations in which advocates serve, and have the opportunity to build connections with other aspiring advocates.

A diverse group of agency partners will provide participants with information about current services and how aspiring advocates and crisis responders might join in such important efforts.

Finally, NOVA Members will have the added benefit of registering for one-on-one resume reviews and professional development discussion with NOVA mentors (spots are limited and will be first come, first serve)

Join us for this comprehensive professional development opportunity!

The event has already started but feel free to jump into the session! See our agenda below for times and topics.

Student Special: Start Your Career in Advocacy!

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT: When you register for NOVA’s FREE Virtual Career Development Fair, take advantage of our exclusive student membership rate! As part of a special promotion, SAVE 50% on top of NOVA’s already reduced student rate. You can become a member for as little as $20!

Click here to become a NOVA member! Once you indicate that you are a student, select “June 2021 Career Fair Attendee” to receive the full discount.

→ Or, learn more about the benefits of NOVA Basic or Premier Membership.

Virtual Career Development Fair Schedule

Participants are welcome to come and go based on their interests and all events will be recorded. Please note: This is NOT a CEU opportunity.

Tuesday, June 22nd

10:00am – 1:30pm ET

10:00am | NOVA Welcome

10:05am | The National Advocacy Leadership Center

11:00am | NOVA Crisis Response Program

11:30am | Partner Presentation: Difference Makers (10 Strong)

12:00pm | Partner Presentation: Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation & Reentry

12:30pm | Partner Presentation: National Center on Elder Abuse

1:00pm | Partner Presentation: Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Wednesday, June 23rd

9:30am – 12:00pm ET

9:30am | National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)

10:00am | Partner Presentation: National Center of Missing and Exploited Children

10:30am | Partner Presentation: OVC TTAC

11:00am | Partner Presentation: Office of Victim Advocacy at Peace Corps

11:30am | Partner Presentation: Clery Center

12:00pm | Partner Presentation: FBI Victim Assistance Program

12:00pm-1:00pm | One-on-One Resume Reviews (NOVA Members Only – limited availability!)

Thursday, June 24th

9:30am – 12:00pm ET

9:30am | NOVA Training Opportunities

10:00am | Partner Presentation: International Association of Chiefs of Police

10:30am | Partner Presentation: University of Delaware Victim Advocacy Services

11:00am | Partner Presentation: Magellan Federal

11:30am | Partner Presentation: National Crime Victim Law Institute 

12:00pm-1:00pm | One-on-One Resume Reviews (NOVA Members Only – limited availability!

Presenting Partner Organizations

The following professionals will share information with attendees about their victim assistance programs, as well as, the expertise and duties expected in their advocacy roles. Find a full list with bios here.

Kimmy Moon
Project Coordinator, National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

Shannon Traore
Project Manager, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Da Shawnna R. Townsend
Director, Peace Corps Office of Victim Advocacy

Sarah Barrett
Director of Training and Education, Clery Center


Heather Dooley
Project Manager, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Katie Rossomondo
Project Manager, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Mary Vail Ware
Project Director, Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)

Angela Seguin
Assistant Director for Victim Advocacy, Student Wellness and Health Promotion, University of Delaware

Alejandro Palacios
Victim Advocate, Office of Victim Services, Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation & Reentry

Jennifer Pollit Hill
Interim Executive Director, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Jennifer Storm
Partnership & Outreach Consultant, National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)

Amy C. Liu
Senior Appellate Attorney, National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)

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