Abuse in Later Life Program
The Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program (Abuse in Later Life Program) funds projects that support a comprehensive approach to addressing elder abuse in their communities. These projects will provide training to criminal justice professionals to enhance their ability to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; provide cross-training opportunities to professionals working with older victims; establish or support a coordinated community response to elder abuse; and provide or enhance services for victims who are 50 years of age or older.
The term “elder abuse” means any action against a person who is 50 years of age or older that constitutes the willful: (A) infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or cruel punishment with resulting physical harm, pain, or mental anguish, or (B) deprivation by a person, including a caregiver, of goods or services with the intent to cause physical harm, mental anguish, or mental illness. See 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(11).
Eligible applicants are limited to: states, units of local government, tribal governments or tribal organizations, population specific organizations with demonstrated experience in assisting individuals over 50 years of age, victim service providers with demonstrated experience in addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and state, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions.
In 2022, the Abuse in Later Life Program gave out six awards, totaling over $3.6 million.
Once posted, the solicitation to apply for this program can be found on OVW’s website. Members of the public can also sign up for notifications on that website, and grant announcements are posted to OVW’s Twitter.
This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 12421.
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Abuse in Later Life Program Awards
|Mid-Florida Area Agency On Aging, Inc.||Gainesville||Florida||$590,393|
|Nampa, City Of||Nampa||Idaho||$399,997|
|Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc.||Tulsa||Oklahoma||$450,000|
|Kaw Nation||Kaw City||Oklahoma||$300,000|
|St Elizabeth Community, The||East Greenwich||Rhode Island||$660,443|
|Justice, Wisconsin Department Of||Madison||Wisconsin||$1,250,000|
|Total Award Amount||$3,650,833|
|Total Number of Awards||6|
|San Diego, County of||San Diego||California||$400,000.00|
|Alexandra House Inc||Blaine||Minnesota||$300,000.00|
|Attorney General, Nevada Office of the||Carson City||Nevada||$279,250.00|
|Center for Elder Law & Justice, Inc.||Buffalo||New York||$400,000.00|
|Total Award Amount||$1,379,250.00|
|Total Number of Awards||4|
|Arizona Department of Economic Security||Phoenix||Arizona||$398,916|
|Contra Costa County||Martinez||California||$400,000|
|Ruby's Place||Castro Valley||California||$400,000|
|Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council||Atlanta||Georgia||$400,000|
|Judiciary Courts of the State of Indiana||Indianapolis||Indiana||$309,433|
|Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore||Baltimore||Maryland||$300,000|
|Montana Board of Crime Control||Helena||Montana||$400,000|
|Thirtieth Judicial District Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Alliance||Waynesville||North Carolina||$400,000|
|Cleveland Rape Crisis Center||Cleveland||Ohio||$399,991|
|Total Award Amount||$3,805,476|
|Total Number of Awards||10|
For awards issued before 2020, you can visit our grant awards program page.
If you have questions about the Abuse in Later Life Program, you can email us or call 202-307-6026.