Elder Abuse Unit
Who are Elders?
- An “elder” is any person aged 65 years or older
Types of Abuse
- Physical Abuse
Objectives of Elder Abuse Unit:
- To enhance the safety of elder victims;
- To provide services to elder victims of crime;
- Coordinate direct services in an enhanced response to allegations of elder abuse among locally involved agencies; and
- Implement an outreach awareness program for elders, community agencies and for Law Enforcement.
Coordination with local agencies
The Victim Witness Assistance Center works with local agencies and groups to meet the emergency needs of crime victims and their families. In addition, victims may qualify for victim emergency funds when no other resources are available.
- "Senior Guardian" programs for local service clubs, clergy and faith congregations - tailored to your audience
- "Senior Empowerment" programs for seniors at senior centers, mobile home parks, community centers, residential care facilities and other senior communities - may be combined with your local crime prevention programs upon request
- "Scam Alert" programs for seniors and their families (with specialized information from the District Attorney's Economic Crime Unit)
- "Senior Watch" programs - training for people who provide senior services
First Responders Working with Elders and Crime Victims with Disabilities Training