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Providing Assistance to OVC and EJI to Enhance the Capacity of Professionals, Providers, and Society to Better Respond to Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $149,894)

The Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program supports individuals to work in fellowship positions at the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) or designated location for a period of 1 year. Fellowship grantees each work in a particular topic area enhancing and extending OVC efforts to develop and replicate innovative programs that serve crime victims. OVC fellows support OVC staff through the provision of direct operational assistance to crime victim organizations and agencies and by contributing to the design and development of innovative initiatives, training programs, technical assistance, and capacity-building efforts.

With this award, Dr. Shelly L. Jackson will serve as a fellow in the Elder Justice Initiative (EJI) of the Department of Justice (Department) Civil Division, which provides resources to: victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families, practitioners who serve those victims, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors who respond to victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation, and researchers seeking to understand and address elder abuse and financial exploitation. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 23, 2015