Victim Self-Defense Class
About Victim Self-Defense Class
The goal of the Beaverton Police Department Victim Self-Defense Class is to enhance a sense of safety, empower confidence, and support the healing process for individuals within the Beaverton community (18+ years of age) who have experienced difficult and/or traumatic incidents in their lives (such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or incidents perpetrated by strangers).
This free, three hour class is taught by Beaverton Police Department personnel with special training in self-defense tactics. The course includes both classroom discussion and physical skills training. All aspects of the physical portion of the class are optional and can be adapted to fit a wide variety of needs. Each participant is paired with a Beaverton Police Victim Advocate for the duration of the class, and a qualified mental health professional is on-site and available throughout the class for participants, if needed.
2020 class dates are:
- Tuesday, March 24, 2020
- Wednesday, May 13, 2020
There is limited space available for the two scheduled classes. Applications will be considered in the order that they are received, and we are anticipating that we will have waitlists for each class.
Additional classes will be scheduled for summer and fall.
Applications and waivers of liability for each class must be received at least one week prior to the date of the class to be considered. Applications can be emailed, mailed, or dropped off at the Beaverton Police Department Records Department. Please ensure your application is marked to the attention of Victim Services..
For more information about our Victim Self-Defense Class contact:
Victim Services Coordinator