Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $375,000)
2021 Oklahoma E-MDT for Older Victims Abstract
Transforming America’s Response to Elder Abuse – FY 2021 Competitive Grant Announcement
Submitted by: Oklahoma District Attorneys Council
Proposed Initiative: The Oklahoma District Attorneys Council (DAC) proposes to improve case
outcomes for older and vulnerable adults by minimizing additional trauma, restoring safety and
security to victims, and holding more offenders accountable for crimes of abuse, neglect, and
financial exploitation. Understaffing at District Attorneys offices in Tulsa County and Oklahoma
County and a lack of formalized communication pathways between justice partners, community
organizations, and service providers has reduced the number of offenders held accountable for these
crimes and increased the number of victims who need assistance. The DAC will administer a grant for
the two county DA offices to coordinate a case review Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team (E-MDT) and
prosecute cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older and vulnerable adults. The team will
formalize participation in the E-MDT to establish a sustainable statewide model.
Target Population: Older and vulnerable adult victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and
offenders in Tulsa County and Oklahoma County.
Goal: Improve case outcomes for older and vulnerable adults by minimizing additional trauma,
restoring safety and security to victims, and holding more offenders accountable for crimes of
abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.
a) Create a formalized E-MDT and recruit a variety of community resources, government partners,
and other entities
b) Prosecute crimes of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of older and vulnerable adults
c) Provide services and minimize trauma to older and vulnerable adult victims
Program Measurements and Performance Targets: number of cases prosecuted that were reviewed by the
E-MDT, and their outcomes; number of agency and organization partners and advisors with formalized
commitments to the E-MDT; number of trainings and outreach events attended and given by members of
the E-MDT; Written procedures for E-MDT case review and consultation with experts, including how
confidentiality is maintained
Plan of Action/Activity: Fund two prosecutors to dedicate time and resources at local District
Attorney offices to coordinating a case review E-MDT and prosecute cases reviewed by the team.
Provide victims with services and conduct training and outreach to better serve this at-risk