Refuse To Be A Victim

Refuse to be a Victim

We give you the NRA Refuse to be a victim packet.Refuse to be a VictimClass Length: 4 hours (half day)
Class Description
Class Schedule
How to Apply


Refuse To Be A Victim® (RTBAV) Seminars teach methods to avoid dangerous situations and prevent criminal confrontations.  Experts agree the most important factor in surviving a criminal attack is to have an overall safety strategy before you need it.  Seminar topics address personal safety issues as well as home, automobile, telephone, technological, and travel security.  Seminar participants are presented with a variety of common‑sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies and devices they may integrate into their daily lives. 

Refuse To Be A Victim® was developed by the National Rifle Association in 1993 in response to nationwide requests for crime prevention seminars. The program has been endorsed by members of the law enforcement community nationwide, such as Janice Hart, Certified Crime Prevention Specialist and Refuse To Be A Victim® Certified Instructor of Front Royal, Virginia.  She said, "Crime Prevention is everyone's responsibility. Taking care of one's self is the priority. The skills taught in the Refuse To Be A Victim® course will help to prevent personal attacks and keep our communities safer. Refuse To Be A Victim® is the best personal safety and awareness program I have come across in my Crime Prevention career."

The program is appropriate for teenagers and up. With more than four thousand instructors, seminars have been held in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Costa Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago.  Almost a 100 thousand men and women have benefited from the program and its life saving message.

Millions of Violent and Property Crimes Committed Annually

Safety experts agree the single most important step toward ensuring your personal safety is making the conscious decision to Refuse To Be A Victim®. You stand a much better chance of preventing criminal attack if you develop a safety plan before you need it.  That is why the Refuse To Be A Victim® crime prevention seminar was developed. It is a program of the National Rifle Association.


 The seminar teaches easy‑to‑understand methods you can use to increase awareness and prevent criminal confrontation.  In just four hours, you will get the tools you need to develop your own personal safety strategy, including information about:


  • The Psychology of the Criminal Mind
  • Personal & Technological Security
  • Carjacking Prevention Strategies
  • Self‑Defense Devices and Training Options
  •   And more!



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Class Description

Refuse to be a VictimRefuse To Be A Victim® is a four hour crime prevention seminar, which provides practical information geared toward awareness and avoidance of criminal attack. It is a program of the National Rifle Association. Certified instructors help seminar participants better understand criminal thinking and provide tips on maximizing home, automobile, telephone, technological, and personal security.  Participants learn unbiased information about carjacking prevention strategies; self‑defense training options; and the use of devices such as pepper spray, mace and tasers. 


This safety awareness message has been presented in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and Trinidad and Tobago. Additionally, tens of thousands of people have attended seminars and this is what they have to say about the program:


“It equips attendees to take action to better enable their personal safety as well as protect homes and personal property. The material is straightforward and provides simple, practical steps that attendees can immediately put to use and allow them to be proactive regarding their personal safety. This course lives up to its name”, wrote Andrew Maurer, President, Villa Lee Community Association, Vienna, Virginia.


As a Refuse To Be A Victim® certified instructor, I will assist you or others interested in organizing a public or private seminar in your community, at your organization, or at your place of business.  If you should have any questions about Refuse To Be A Victim®, please contact me  

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Class Schedule

Here are the currently scheduled Refuse to be a Victim classes. 

E-mail us if you want to take a Refuse to be a Victim class even if you prefer a class not yet on our schedule. We add classes from time to time as circumstances permit. 

How to Apply

Refuse to be a Victim is not a firearm course and does not cover self-defense with a firearm, but we do encourage the students who are interested in using a firearm to seek proper instruction to do safely and effectively while staying within the confines of the law.

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