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Elder Fraud & Abuse

Training and Technical Assistance

OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center

The following resources are designed to help improve victim services for victims of elder fraud and abuse.

  • Online Elder Abuse Training for Legal Service Providers—This online training provides legal aid and civil attorneys with information, tools, and resources to identify and respond to elder abuse.
     
  • Polyvictimization in Later Life— Polyvictimization refers to having experienced multiple victimizations such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, and financial fraud. The purpose of this online training is to strengthen awareness of polyvictimization in later life and to provide knowledge and skills of professionals to address the needs of victims.
     
  • Identifying and Responding to Elder Abuse—During this 2.5-day training, you will learn to recognize the risk factors for and indicators of elder abuse among older persons; name the types of elder abuse, relevant statutes, and responsibilities of a mandated reporter; and intervene appropriately and collaborate with other organizations and agencies involved with elder abuse.

The OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center also offers customized technical assistance. Through a network of consultants and experts, they can design and deliver customized technical assistance on a wide range of topics to address your organization's most pressing needs and build your capacity to better serve crime victims.

Visit the website to learn more.
 

OVC-Funded Resources for Elder Justice Professionals

With funding support from OVC, grantees developed a series of resources to help elder justice professionals to improve their response to elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. 

Visit the Resources for Elder Justice Professionals section of the U.S. Department of Justice's Elder Justice Initiative website to find videos, training guides, and more. These resources were created under the FY 2017 Field Generated Innovations in Addressing the Need of Victims of Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation grants.
 

Elder Justice Webinars

The U.S. Department of Justice's Elder Justice Initiative developed a series of elder justice webinars which highlight new resources, research, and other tools for elder justice professionals. Dozens of recorded webinars are available on demand.
 

Events Calendar

Visit our Events page to find conferences, trainings, webinars, and other events for victim service providers and allied professionals.

Date Created: November 24, 2020