On Monday, August 31, 2020, Office for Victims of Crime Senior Advisor for Victims Services and Human Trafficking Program Director Bill Woolf spoke at a webinar hosted by the National Elder Multidisciplinary Team (E-MDT) Training and Technical Assistance Center for E-MDT grantees.
He discussed the commitment of the Office for Victims of Crime to serve older victims of financial fraud, including the March 2020 launch of the National Elder Fraud Hotline and an estimated $8 million in Fiscal Year 2020 grant awards.
In his remarks, Mr. Woolf emphasized that enhanced multidisciplinary teams can provide coordinated and comprehensive responses to elder abuse to help ensure that victims do not fall through the cracks.
“As leaders and members of enhanced multidisciplinary teams, your coordinated and comprehensive responses to elder abuse will help ensure that older Americans experience a sense of security, peace of mind, and the support of their community,” states Mr. Woolf.
For more information and resources about elder abuse, visit the Elder Justice section of the Office for Victims of Crime website.