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Local Elder Abuse Prevention E-MDT (LEAP E-MDT)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $375,000)

The purpose of this award, funded under the OVC FY 2019 Transforming America's Response to Elder Abuse: Coordinated, Enhanced Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) for Older Victims of Abuse and Financial Exploitation Program, is to support elder abuse multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) as enhanced MDT’s (E-MDTs) at the rural, tribal, local or state levels, including existing and new teams. Through this solicitation, OVC seeks to support organizations which demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology initiatives on a national scale or that can be relicated nationally to improve response, services, and access for victims of crime.

The Northridge Hospital Foundation's Center for Healthier Communities (CHC) will create a case review enhanced multidisciplinary team (E-MDT) to provide a focused and unified set of services to vulnerable older adults who are victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation coupled with awareness and educational outreach to professionals and community residents. The Local Elder Abuse Prevention Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team (LEAP E-MDT), will be led by Northridge Hospital Foundation and composed of core members from the Center for Assault Treatment Services (C'A'T-S), Valley Care Community Consortium, the Alzheimer's Association, ONEgeneration, and a member each from the neuropsychology, law enforcement, and forensic accountancy professions. A community needs assessment conducted in the first two quarters of the project will provide a better understanding of the needs, resources and service area gaps as it relates to elder abuse and financial exploitation. The LEAP E-MDT will address not only instances of elder abuse as they are detected by Northridge Hospital Medical Center and its partnering community organizations, but also take a preventative approach through an evidence-based educational model targeting caregivers, family members, and the community at-large.


Date Created: September 24, 2019