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VictimConnect Resource Center - Confidential referrals for crime victims
VictimConnect serves victims of any crime in the United States. Trained specialists are available to help you locate referrals for mental health counseling, financial compensation, legal services, civil justice options, support groups, crime reporting, identity theft recovery and more.

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)-Funded Elder Abuse Programs
In August of 2016, a new VOCA Rule clarified and expanded states’ allowable uses of VOCA victim assistance funding. The rule clarifies and expands how states may expend the funding, and states are looking to support all victims, including victims of elder abuse. This OVC page highlights examples of VOCA–funded elder abuse programs and the VOCA offices that funded them.

AgingStats.gov
The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum) was initially established in 1986, with the goal of bringing together Federal agencies that share a common interest in improving aging-related data. The Forum has played a key role by critically evaluating existing data resources and limitations, stimulating new database development, encouraging cooperation and data sharing among Federal agencies, and preparing collaborative statistical reports.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Managing Someone Else's Money
This site provides advice to help financial caregivers manage the financial decisions of a loved one, provides information on how to watch out for scams and financial exploitation, and what to do if your loved one is a victim.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Eldercare Locator
This nationwide toll-free service (1-800-677-1116) helps older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors, including home care, transportation, housing alternatives, home repair, recreation, social activities, and legal and other community services. The directory is a service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.

Elder Justice Initiative
This site serves as a resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families, practitioners who serve them, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, and researchers seeking to understand and address this silent epidemic plaguing our nation's elders. Victims and family members will find information about how to report and get assistance for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
NCEA is a resource for public and private agencies, professionals, service providers, and individuals interested in elder abuse prevention information, training, technical assistance, and research.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.

NCJRS: Elder Abuse Special Feature
To address the need for resources and strategies related to elder abuse, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and related materials focusing abuse by caregivers, domestic violence, fraud and financial abuse, along with additional information and resources.

U.S. Administration on Aging
This agency promotes the well-being of older individuals - including protection from elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation - by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities.

American Association for Retired Persons (AARP)
Besides providing services and benefits to its members, AARP is a strong advocate for the issues that are important to the 50+ population. The consumer issues unit deals with the rights and protection of older people.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): Money
AARP provides information about identity theft and how to protect yourself from it.

American Bar Association (ABA): Commission on Law and Aging
The Commission examines a wide range of legal issues affecting the elderly, including elder abuse. View the OVC-sponsored Commission report, Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams: A Replication Manual at: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/resources/elder_abuse.html

Elder Abuse Forensic Center
The Elder Abuse Forensic Center brings experts together to better understand, identify and treat elder abuse, determine more efficient ways to successfully prosecute elder abuse cases and support the prevention of elder abuse through greater awareness and education among those professionals who work with older and disabled adults.

Foundation Aiding the Elderly (FATE)
FATE serves as a voice for patients and works to bring about national reforms and enforcement of the laws governing the nursing home industry and its regulatory agencies in order to assure proper care, civil rights and meaningful, dignified life for the elderly in long-term care facilities.

International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)
INPEA strives to increase society's ability to recognize and respond to the mistreatment of older people. The site features published resources, regional contacts, the INPEA newsletter, and network membership information.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
NAELA provides information, education, networking, and assistance on the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and disabled.

National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)
NAPSA provides state Adult Protective Services program administrators and staff with a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult abuse.

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
NCALL's mission is to eliminate abuse in later life by challenging beliefs, policies, practices and systems that allow abuse to occur and continue and to improve safety, services and support to victims through advocacy and education.

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
NCPEA is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's elders.

National Council on Aging: Savvy Saving Seniors
This site provides seniors with information on how to budget, avoid scams, apply for benefits, and manage prepaid debit cards which can help them stay secure and independent longer.

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence (NCCAFV)
NCCAFV provides intergenerational violence prevention services by bringing together community and national stakeholders, professionals and volunteers to prevent family violence, child abuse and neglect, spouse/partner abuse, and elder abuse.

National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)
NICOA advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native elders, striving to better the lives of the Nation's indigenous seniors through advocacy, employment training, dissemination of information, and data support.

Native Elder Health Care Resource Center
The Center is a national resource center for older American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, with special emphasis on culturally competent health care.

OVC-Funded Resources

VictimConnect Resource Center - Confidential referrals for crime victims
VictimConnect serves victims of any crime in the United States. Trained specialists are available to help you locate referrals for mental health counseling, financial compensation, legal services, civil justice options, support groups, crime reporting, identity theft recovery and more.

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)-Funded Elder Abuse Programs
In August of 2016, a new VOCA Rule clarified and expanded states’ allowable uses of VOCA victim assistance funding. The rule clarifies and expands how states may expend the funding, and states are looking to support all victims, including victims of elder abuse. This OVC page highlights examples of VOCA–funded elder abuse programs and the VOCA offices that funded them.

Federal Resources

AgingStats.gov
The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum) was initially established in 1986, with the goal of bringing together Federal agencies that share a common interest in improving aging-related data. The Forum has played a key role by critically evaluating existing data resources and limitations, stimulating new database development, encouraging cooperation and data sharing among Federal agencies, and preparing collaborative statistical reports.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Managing Someone Else's Money
This site provides advice to help financial caregivers manage the financial decisions of a loved one, provides information on how to watch out for scams and financial exploitation, and what to do if your loved one is a victim.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Eldercare Locator
This nationwide toll-free service (1-800-677-1116) helps older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors, including home care, transportation, housing alternatives, home repair, recreation, social activities, and legal and other community services. The directory is a service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.

Elder Justice Initiative
This site serves as a resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families, practitioners who serve them, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, and researchers seeking to understand and address this silent epidemic plaguing our nation's elders. Victims and family members will find information about how to report and get assistance for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
NCEA is a resource for public and private agencies, professionals, service providers, and individuals interested in elder abuse prevention information, training, technical assistance, and research.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.

NCJRS: Elder Abuse Special Feature
To address the need for resources and strategies related to elder abuse, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and related materials focusing abuse by caregivers, domestic violence, fraud and financial abuse, along with additional information and resources.

U.S. Administration on Aging
This agency promotes the well-being of older individuals - including protection from elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation - by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities.

Non-Governmental Resources

American Association for Retired Persons (AARP)

Besides providing services and benefits to its members, AARP is a strong advocate for the issues that are important to the 50+ population. The consumer issues unit deals with the rights and protection of older people.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): Money

AARP provides information about identity theft and how to protect yourself from it.

American Bar Association (ABA): Commission on Law and Aging

The Commission examines a wide range of legal issues affecting the elderly, including elder abuse. View the OVC-sponsored Commission report, Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams: A Replication Manual at: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/resources/elder_abuse.html

Elder Abuse Forensic Center

The Elder Abuse Forensic Center brings experts together to better understand, identify and treat elder abuse, determine more efficient ways to successfully prosecute elder abuse cases and support the prevention of elder abuse through greater awareness and education among those professionals who work with older and disabled adults.

Foundation Aiding the Elderly (FATE)

FATE serves as a voice for patients and works to bring about national reforms and enforcement of the laws governing the nursing home industry and its regulatory agencies in order to assure proper care, civil rights and meaningful, dignified life for the elderly in long-term care facilities.

International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)

INPEA strives to increase society's ability to recognize and respond to the mistreatment of older people. The site features published resources, regional contacts, the INPEA newsletter, and network membership information.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.

NAELA provides information, education, networking, and assistance on the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and disabled.

National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)

NAPSA provides state Adult Protective Services program administrators and staff with a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult abuse.

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)

NCALL's mission is to eliminate abuse in later life by challenging beliefs, policies, practices and systems that allow abuse to occur and continue and to improve safety, services and support to victims through advocacy and education.

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

NCPEA is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's elders.

National Council on Aging: Savvy Saving Seniors

This site provides seniors with information on how to budget, avoid scams, apply for benefits, and manage prepaid debit cards which can help them stay secure and independent longer.

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence (NCCAFV)

NCCAFV provides intergenerational violence prevention services by bringing together community and national stakeholders, professionals and volunteers to prevent family violence, child abuse and neglect, spouse/partner abuse, and elder abuse.

National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)

NICOA advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native elders, striving to better the lives of the Nation's indigenous seniors through advocacy, employment training, dissemination of information, and data support.

Native Elder Health Care Resource Center

The Center is a national resource center for older American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, with special emphasis on culturally competent health care.
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