Source: (2002) Washington, DC: Office for Victims of Crime (United States Department of Justice). Downloaded 3 September 2004.

The NVAA curriculum emphasizes new developments in the field of victim assistance and several special topics, including terrorism, hate and bias crime, stalking, victims of gang violence, campus crime and victimization, workplace violence, rural victims, and international issues in victim assistance…. The 40-hour academic-based, rigorous course curriculum emphasizes foundations in victimology and victims' rights and services, as well as new developments in the field of victim assistance. A comprehensive text covering 38 different subject areas has been developed to serve as the course curriculum…. Chapter 4 Restorative Justice/Community Justice…. Upon completion of this chapter, students will understand the following concepts: The guiding principles, values, and concepts of restorative justice. The differences between traditional and restorative approaches to justice. The victim's role in restorative justice as it translates to practical programs and services. The balanced and restorative justice (BARJ) approach to juvenile justice. A comparison of the tenets and practical applications of restorative justice and community justice. (excerpt)