Training Advocates during the Pandemic


This last month Human Options hosted the 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training. We successfully trained 59 new advocates that will help us continue the work in Orange County. Our advocates come from various fields and expertise, including: UCI, CSUF, Azusa Pacific, Santa Ana College students, attorneys at law from Community Legal Aid SoCal, staff from the Department of Child Support Services, staff from Families Forward, Children and Family Futures, as well as two of our Teen Ambassadors.

Congratulations to our 59 advocates that are now trained and can help our community to help end relationship violence!

All of the speakers were very well prepared and provided great resources, knowledge, and tools we can use to support victims of DV. Very comprehensive training. I am glad I took the training and totally recommend it.” – Training Advocate

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

Sign up for Human Options 40-hour state mandated workshop! Offered biannually in the spring and fall, this domestic violence series is ideal for those seeking employment or volunteer experience with a domestic violence organization in California. All hotline volunteers are mandated by the State of California to complete a 40-hour domestic violence awareness training before being eligible to volunteer.

For the safety of our volunteers, staff, and families we serve, we have currently put a hold on all volunteer on-boarding due to COVID-19. We hope to resume volunteer opportunities soon! 

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

Click here to learn more on our next 40-hour domestic violence awareness training.