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2021 Oklahoma E-MDT for Older Victims of Financial Exploitation and Abuse

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $375,000)

<u><strong>2021 Oklahoma E-MDT for Older Victims Abstract</strong></u><br /> Transforming America&rsquo;s Response to Elder Abuse &ndash; FY 2021 Competitive Grant Announcement<br /> CFDA#&nbsp; 16.582<br /> Submitted by: Oklahoma District Attorneys Council<br /> <br /> <strong>Proposed Initiative</strong>: The Oklahoma District Attorneys Council (DAC) proposes to improve case&nbsp;<br /> outcomes for older and vulnerable adults by minimizing additional trauma, restoring safety and&nbsp;<br /> security to victims, and holding more offenders accountable for crimes of abuse, neglect, and&nbsp;<br /> financial exploitation. Understaffing at District Attorneys offices in Tulsa County and Oklahoma&nbsp;<br /> County and a lack of formalized communication pathways between justice partners, community&nbsp;<br /> organizations, and service providers has reduced the number of offenders held accountable for these&nbsp;<br /> crimes and increased the number of victims who need assistance. The DAC will administer a grant for&nbsp;<br /> the two county DA offices to coordinate a case review Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team (E-MDT) and&nbsp;<br /> prosecute cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older and vulnerable adults. The team will&nbsp;<br /> formalize participation in the E-MDT to establish a sustainable statewide model.<br /> <br /> <strong>Target Population</strong>: Older and vulnerable adult victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and&nbsp;<br /> offenders in Tulsa County and Oklahoma County.<br /> <br /> <strong>Goal</strong>: Improve case outcomes for older and vulnerable adults by minimizing additional trauma,&nbsp;<br /> restoring safety and security to victims, and holding more offenders accountable for crimes of&nbsp;<br /> abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.<br /> <br /> <strong>Objectives</strong>:<br /> a) &nbsp; Create a formalized E-MDT and recruit a variety of community resources, government partners,&nbsp;<br /> and other entities<br /> b) &nbsp; Prosecute crimes of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of older and vulnerable adults<br /> c) &nbsp; Provide services and minimize trauma to older and vulnerable adult victims<br /> <br /> <strong>Program Measurements and Performance Targets</strong>: number of cases prosecuted that were reviewed by the&nbsp;<br /> E-MDT, and their outcomes; number of agency and organization partners and advisors with formalized&nbsp;<br /> commitments to the E-MDT; number of trainings and outreach events attended and given by members of&nbsp;<br /> the E-MDT; Written procedures for E-MDT case review and consultation with experts, including how&nbsp;<br /> confidentiality is maintained<br /> <br /> <strong>Plan of Action/Activity</strong>: Fund two prosecutors to dedicate time and resources at local District&nbsp;<br /> Attorney offices to coordinating a case review E-MDT and prosecute cases reviewed by the team.&nbsp;<br /> Provide victims with services and conduct training and outreach to better serve this at-risk<br /> pulation.<br /> &nbsp; <p>&nbsp;</p>

Date Created: September 21, 2021