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Upcoming Trainings

Check out and register for HSCADV trainings and events in 2022!

What Domestic Violence Advocates Should Know About Victim Compensation

When domestic violence victims become entangled in the criminal justice system, they may begin the long and overwhelming process of financial hardship, need for medical and mental health support, and other related losses.  To help alleviate these stressors, Crime Victim Compensation Commission (CVCC) is available for victims of crime in need of financial assistance with crime-related expenses.  In this training, victim advocates and related direct service providers will learn about the types of expenses the Commission covers and how their clients may qualify and apply for CVCC assistance.

Audiences will gain the following learning objectives:

  1. Explain the requirements and application process to receive financial assistance through the Crime Victim Compensation Commission (CVCC).
  2. Analyze how CVCC aid can assist domestic violence survivors and their families.

Webinar Logistics

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 9:00am – 11:00am HST
  • Registration Link & DeadlineRegister here
  • Recording: This webinar will be recorded and added to the HSCADV Resource Library on Coalition Manager after the session but it will only be available to HSCADV members with Coalition Manager access.


Joy Takatsuka

Joy Takatsuka has been the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of the Crime Victim Compensation since 2003. In addition to handling all administrative matters for the Commission, Joy has a unique understanding of the work of the Commission having performed every aspect of compensation case management from receipt of an application through the appeal process. Joy has also been responsible for keeping the Commission’s policies and procedures up to date and for training the Commission’s compensation program staff as well as providing training to community partner organizations. Joy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. Her over 30 years of public service include prior employment in the Office of Information Practices and in the Judiciary.

Save the Dates

Stay tuned for more updates on HSCADV trainings and events!
February 15, 2023 – Crime Victim Compensation Commission Webinar
See above for details.
March 30, 2023 – Violent Incel Extremism
Stay tuned for details.

Training & Event Requests

The Hawaiʻi State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (HSCADV) provides training, workshops, and presentations on a variety of topics related to domestic violence.  Please use this form or email to request a training for your agency or organization.  Training and presentation requests must be submitted at least 8 weeks in advance.  HSCADV staff will respond to your request within 5 business days, upon which you will receive calendar link to schedule a meeting at your convenience with an HSCADV team member who will assess your request.

HSCADV has suspended all in-person training due to COVID-19.  The Coalition is continually evaluating this situation and will determine (as per CDC guidelines) when it is appropriate to resume our in-person training opportunities.

NEW Online Training – Stalking

The HSCADV is proud to launch the online training curricula for direct service providers focused on understanding and responding to stalking.  Part I of this training, the Foundations of Stalking, is an introductory course created for victim advocates, judicial officers, law enforcement, and prosecutors, with the goal of improving Hawai’i’s systemic response to and prevention of stalking.  Following completion of Part I, learners can complete one of the specialized courses catered towards the following professions:

Learners have up to 30 days from the day they register to complete the trainings and will receive a certificate after they pass the final quizzes.

25 Hour Training

Domestic Violence Introductory Training

The 25-Hour Training is a comprehensive introductory domestic violence training intended to fill the statutory requirement for victim advocates (Rule 505.5 of the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes).  This training is only available for staff of domestic violence service providers in Hawaiʻi.