CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A training academy for professionals who deal with crime victims is being held this week in Charleston.
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin is scheduled to speak Tuesday morning at the opening of the fifth annual Victim Assistance Academy at Coonskin Park.
The academy continues until Friday. About 40 people are expected to attend training courses designed to provide education on victims' rights and victims' services.
Among the agencies operating the academy are the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services and the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence.