In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons—a day in which we reaffirm our commitment to protecting and promoting the rights of seniors—Attorney General Barr announced $9.4 million in funding to programs serving older victims of fraud and abuse.
This announcement included nearly $6 million in Office for Victims of Crime funding to support direct services to older victims of abuse and exploitation and more than $1.9 million to enhance law enforcement’s response to older victims of financial fraud.
“I am proud of the comprehensive approach the Department of Justice is taking to address elder abuse. The Office for Victims of Crime funding will not only help those on the frontlines identify victims of elder fraud, but it will support trauma-informed services for older victims of abuse and exploitation. I hope these awards, coupled with the OVC-managed National Elder Fraud Hotline and our many resources, will offer our seniors the safety and security they deserve,” remarked Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart.
Learn more about these Office for Victims of Crime awards.