Advocate points to power and control wheel. Advocacy training.

Hope sign on ivy wallWhat is the 40-hour Advocacy Training? 

360 Communities’ 40-Hour Advocacy Training allows attendees to gain a greater understanding of domestic and sexual violence while equipping them with the foundational knowledge and skills to be an advocate through interactive activities, discussions, and a variety of content.


Some examples of topics covered include Advocacy in Underserved Populations, Victims’ Rights, Trauma-Informed Care, Self-Care, and more.


There will be a combination of in-person meetings, live virtual sessions, and self-paced, online work.

This training meets the mandated 40-hour training requirement for direct service advocates in Minnesota and is required for all volunteers in the Violence Prevention and Intervention program at 360 Communities. If you have any questions, please reach out to Molly C. at

Below are the dates of the upcoming 40-hour training along with the registration form.  Please check back in the coming weeks for more details!


360 Communities Sexual Assault Services Supervisor Molly C will facilitate the training. Check back for more presenter information in the coming weeks.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Molly C at


Please let us know what accessibility needs you have (ASL, captioning, etc.) when you register so that we can make this training accessible to you. We will have a list of internet/technology resources available for those needing them. This will be provided to everyone who registers.

We need volunteers

360 Communities’ greatest need is for hospital volunteers.


The in-person training sections will be held at the Burnsville Resource Center- 501 East Highway 13, Suite 112, Burnsville, Minnesota 55337.

Dates and Times:

Dates for in-person/live virtual portions of the training:
January 9th, 6-8 pm (in person)
January 16th, 6-8 pm (virtual)
January 23rd, 6-8 pm (virtual)
January 25th, 630-830 pm (in person)
January 30th, 6-8 pm (virtual)
February 7th, 6-8 pm (in person)
February 9th, 6-8 pm (in person)
February 13th, 6-9 pm (in person) – for those interested in hospital advocacy
February 15th, 6-9 pm (in person) – for those interested in court advocacy
February 16th, 6-9 pm (in person) – for those interested in shelter advocacy


This training is free.

Registration is full