Federally Funded Elder Abuse Research

Federally Funded Elder Abuse Research

Multiple federal departments and agencies invest in elder abuse research.  Below are federal agency databases to locate elder abuse awards, open elder abuse solicitations, and elder abuse government reports.

Federal Elder Abuse Research Databases

USDOJ National Institute of Justice

National Institute of Justice:  
Elder Abuse/Financial Exploitation Awards
(filter used)


USDOJ Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Awards


USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) CRIS


NIH National Institute of Aging

National Institute on Aging (NIA) NIH Reporter


National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation (NSF)


USA Spending


For award data across all federal agencies, visit USAspending.gov (go to Award Search and then Keyword Search)


Elder Abuse Government Reports

Original Research

CFPB Recovery from elder financial exploitation: a framework for policy and research

DOJ Building Consensus on Research Priorities in Elder Mistreatment

ACL Elder Abuse Prevention Intervention Demonstrations

FTC Consumer Fraud Survey 2011


Research Syntheses and Workshops

I3C 2021 Elder Fraud Report

Center for Victim Research Research Brief: Elder Abuse

NCEA Elder Abuse Annual Research Compilation (September 2021 – August 2022)

NIA Workshop: Multiple Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Elder Abuse (Executive Summary)

CDC Elder Abuse Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Core Data Elements

DOJ & HHS Elder Justice Roadmap (Appendices)

Fostering Innovation to Support Older Americans: Federal Agency Highlights

Age-Related Changes in Interpersonal Trust Behavior Can Neuroscience Inform Public Policy?

Ageism: A Research Brief (NCEA)

Mistreatment of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Elders (NCEA)  


Visit the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to search for reports on elder abuse and financial exploitation.


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