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The Ohio Advocate Network (OAN)


Recognizing the need to publicly affirm the field of Victim Advocacy, establish professional standards, and encourage continuing education and specialized training, a coalition of victim service providers representing numerous statewide advocacy organizations formed the Ohio Advocate Network in 1994 and developed a registration protocol to benefit Victim Advocates and Allied Professionals working to assist crime victims in the state of Ohio. Acquiring and maintaining valid OAN Registered Advocate status attests that an individual has achieved a defined level of experience and knowledge in the victim assistance profession.

The OAN Review Committee is dedicated to professionalizing the field of victim advocacy and maintaining a best-practice approach for credentialing. In 2016, the Committee instituted numerous updates to OAN policy and procedure. The updates were crafted with a continuing committment to offer a credentialing process that is achievable, affordable, and meaningful. As of June 2017, all updates will be in effect. All Applications have been revised to reflect the updates. Beginning with the June 2017 application cycle, the OAN Review Committee will only accept the revised Applications. Outdated Applications submitted for review will be returned.

Applications


New Applicants
Click here for OAN's Introduction for New Applicants
Click here for OAN's Instructions for New Applicants
Click here for OAN's Application for New Applicants

Renewing Applicants
Click here for OAN's Introduction for Renewing Applicants
Click here for OAN's Instructions for Renewing Applicants
Click here for OAN's Application for Renewing Applicants

Renewing and Upgrading
Click here for OAN's Introduction for Renewing and Upgrading Applicants
Click here for OAN's Instructions for Renewing and Upgrading Applicants
Click here for OAN's Application for Renewing and Upgrading Applicants


Advocate Ethics


Click here for OAN's Advocate Ethics Guide.


Training


Click here for OAN's CEU Training Verification Form.

Click here for OAN's Training Area Guidelines (TAG List).


Contact Information for OAN


The Ohio Advocate Network for Registration and Training
c/o Greene County Prosecutor’s Office Victim/Witness Division
61 Greene St., Suite 200
Xenia, OH 45385

Teri LaJeunesse
Director, Greene County Prosecutor’s Victim/Witness Division
(937) 562-5087
tlajeunesse@co.greene.oh.us

Janet Doolan
Programs Director, OVWA
(614) 787-9000
janet@ovwa.org