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Crime Victim/Survivor Services

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Crime Victim/Survivor Services

Individuals victimized by criminal acts, their families, and the community, need support and intervention from trained professionals in the areas of crime victimization, trauma, crisis management, intervention, safety planning, risk assessment, and victim support. Crime Victim Advocates work with victims of crime, including sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, child maltreatment, elder abuse, and homicide, etc., to offer a wide array of services and trauma-informed support to facilitate hope, healing, and justice.

Academic Advantage

  • Our experienced faculty in the Associate in Applied Science in Crime Victim/Survivor Services degree program provide students with the education and skills needed to begin a rewarding career in crime victim advocacy.
  • The degree also provides an opportunity for those currently working in the field, or in an allied field, to maintain and/or upgrade their education and training.
  • OSU-OKC’s innovative Crime Victim/Survivor Services degree program is the only one of its kind in the state and one of only a handful in the nation.

Career Choices

  • The program prepares graduates for entry-level positions in crime victim advocacy and fills a critical demand in the local victim services community.
  • Graduates of the OSU-OKC  Associate in Science in Crime Victim/Survivor Services can work in diverse human and social service organizations, such as family justice centers, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and elder abuse agencies, as well as government organizations such as district attorney’s offices and law enforcement agencies. 
  • Graduates of the program who elect to continue their education often enroll in bachelor’s degree programs in social work, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice.
JOB FACT FILE

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS Labor Statistics projects a 12 percent increase in community and social service occupations from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations. The median average annual wage in the U.S. for this group was $37,610 in 2021. According to Salary.com the average annual salary for Victim Advocates in Oklahoma is $44,911/year. However, salary can vary significantly depending on education, skill level, years of experience, work location, and type of agency (e.g., nonprofit organization, for-profit social service agency, and state and local government).

Degree Sheet(s)

Degree Sheet (PDF)Crime Victim/Survivor Services A.A.S.

Degree Sheet (PDF)Crime Victim/Survivor Services Certificate

Suggested Plan of Study

Suggested Plan of Study (PDF)Crime Victim/Survivor Services A.A.S.

For More Information Contact:

Kennedy Essmiller
Interim Academic Advisor
(405) 945-9126
kennedy.essmiller@okstate.edu

Jacqueline Mullen
Department Head, Assistant Professor
Crime Victim/Survivor Services
405-945-9173

Tiffany Smith
Dean of Human Services
405-945-8619

Human Services Education Center
3401 W. Reno Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107