Human Options 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training

Looking to work with domestic violence survivors or just expand your knowledge?

Sign up for Human Options’ 40-hour state mandated workshop! Offered biannually, this domestic violence series is ideal for those seeking employment or volunteer experience with a domestic violence organization in California.

Emergency hotline volunteers help answer calls to our 24-hour hotline and document each call. Emergency hotline volunteers are asked to do at least one, 3 hour shift per week. All hotline volunteers are mandated by the State of California to complete a 40-hour domestic violence awareness training before being eligible to volunteer.

Upon completion you will receive a certification as mandated California Evidence Code Section 1037.1.

 Join us for our spring training in March! See dates below: TBD 

  • **Day 1 of training will be from 12:00-4:00pm
  • Distance Learning requirement (more information provided during training)

   All classes will be held from 8:30 A.M.— 5:00 P.M. with a 30 min. lunch break midway and breaks provided. 


Standard: $150

Student/Senior: $125

Partner Agency: $100

Please note:

      • There will be no refunds issued for non-attendance, however you may use your payment for the next session.
      • Clients of Human Options must be out of the program for a least a year before participating in training.


  • For information on upcoming training’s, please contact our Prevention Education department at [email protected].