Abuse in Later Life Chapter from the 2016 Biennial Report to Congress
Read about program accomplishments from July 2013 - June 2015 and hear from grantees in their own words.
Prior to receiving this grant, the community had never before collaborated in a multidisciplinary way on elder abuse issues. Ad hoc partnerships based on chance meetings at conferences may have facilitated some positive referrals, but no attempt had been made to bring together key agencies interacting with senior victims. This funding has allowed for a dedicated project coordinator to bring together the systems-based agencies and community organizations, as well as provided training hosted by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life with national experts with career experience in law enforcement, prosecution, adult protective services, sexual assault, domestic violence, and senior services.