Center Advocacy Network

Become a Community Advocate

Victim advocates provide confidential and non-judgmental support, education, resources, & referrals to on and off campus entities following experiences of interpersonal violence. Aiding a client with filing a protection order, calling a social service on behalf of a client, helping a family member or partner of a victim/survivor find resources: these are examples of advocacy.

As a victim advocate you will be discussing options with a victim/survivor and providing information, referrals, and support to victims/survivors of interpersonal violence, and their loved ones. You will be essential in helping to empower someone to make decisions, take action, and move through a crisis.

Email [email protected] for more information.

Accredited Training

Center Advocacy Network training is approved through the National Advocate Credentialing Program. Advocates receive credentialing through the NACP.

CAN Makes History

The Center Advocacy Network makes history as one of two advocacy training programs in Nevada and the only advocacy program in the United States to focus on LGBTQ issues.


Accelerated 6 Day Course

CAN provides comprehensive LGBTQIA+ advocacy training in 12 meaningful sessions, 1 day per week for 6 weeks. Training sessions and materials are free to all attendees.


Impactful Trainings

The training I received here was top notch and I highly recommend for anyone interested in advocacy work!


Center Advocacy Network’s next session begins March 2019.

Program Orientation

Interested participants can attend a program orientation.

  • March 14, 2018 • 6p • The Center’s Wynn Boardroom

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

  • Session 1 • 9a-12:30p • What to Expect, ethics, confidentiality & privileges for VOCA
  • Lunch
  • Session 2 • 1:30-5p • LGBTQIA+

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • Session 3 • 9a-12:30p • Sexual Assault & Violence
  • Lunch
  • Session 4 • 1:30-5p • Stalking

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

  • Session 5 • 9:30a-12:30p • DV/IPV
  • Lunch
  • Session 6 • 1:30-5p • Mental Health

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  • Session 7 • 9a-12:30p • HIV 101 & Sex Education
  • Lunch
  • Session 8 • 1:30-5p • Sex Beyond Stigma

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

  • Session 9 • 9a-12:30p • Communication, Listening & Ethics
  • Lunch
  • Session 10 • 1:30-5p • Cultural Humility

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Graduation Day!

  • Session 11 • 9a-12:30p • Mandated Reporting
  • Lunch
  • Session 12 • 1:30-5p • Resources, Laws & Policies


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