Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,940,738)
This program will provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to law enforcement agencies to create relevant training focused on improving the identification of victims of elder fraud and connecting victims with available services - allowing law enforcement to bring the fraudsters to justice. This award, made to National White Collar Crime Center, Inc. (NW3C), funded under OVC FY 2020 Training for Law Enforcement to Improve Identification of and Response to Elder Fraud Victims Program, is designed to focus on developing and implementing a TTA program for federal, state, and local law enforcement to better identify elder fraud victims and detect the schemes perpetrated against those victims to address potential further victimization, and to provide an improved law enforcement response when a victim is identified.
The grantee will identify current training, tools, practices, resources available and the responses to elder fraud in rural and urban jurisdictions in two of the Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force districts (selected by OVC). NW3C will develop, deliver and evaluate trainings designed for law enforcement in the two types of jurisdictions and then will make these available for other jurisdictions nationwide. NW3C will partner with the International Association of Chiefs of Police on many of the deliverables during the project period. CA/NCF