Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $497,764)
This program will implement projects that enhance services for older victims of abuse and financial exploitation. This program is intended to improve outcomes, minimize additional trauma, and restore safety and security to older adult victims of abuse and financial exploitation. This award, made to Fairbanks Native Association (FNA), funded under OVC FY 2020 Enhancing Services for Older Victims of Abuse and Financial Exploitation program, is designed to support communities in providing services to older victims of abuse and exploitation. FNA will expand and cover gaps in services in the Elder and Senior Abuse, Financial Exploitation, Intervention and Prevention Services Program. The project will serve the Fairbanks North Star Borough area, a high poverty community with Qualified Opportunity Zones in Interior Alaska with a population of 96,849. The overall goals of FNAs Enhanced Services for Older Victims of Abuse, Financial Exploitation Intervention and Prevention Program are twofold. The first goal is one of decreasing the rate of abuse and exploitation of FNSB seniors by improving the outcomes and minimizing trauma. The second goal is to support, promote and expand community partner opportunities in FNSB for Senior Abuse Financial Exploitation Intervention and Prevention Services, to ensure older victims of abuse and exploitation have increased access to services and are treated with dignity and respect.