Will Marling was executive director of the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) from 2007 to 2015. Under his leadership of the oldest national victim assistance organization of its kind in the nation, NOVA expanded its commitment and capacity to provide training and promote victims’ rights for those harmed by crime and crisis. This includes enlarging the commitment for advocacy standards beyond the civilian National Advocate Credentialing Program to the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program. Beyond leading the organization, Marling’s skill-based expertise includes the intersection of cyber crime with physical violent crime including sexual assault and abuse.
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