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The Use of VOCA Victim Assistance Program Funds for APS Intake Workers

In all states, some form of adult protective services (APS) exists to receive reports of elder abuse. Some states utilize a statewide hotline for receiving reports of elder abuse (intake), while other states maintain a system of local level intake. Intake is conducted, among other things, to determine whether victim services should be the only referral or whether a more system-delivered response is indicated (i.e., an APS investigation).

New Tools for the field

NEW TOOLS FOR THE FIELD

These 16 tools were developed specifically for the toolkit, and are intended to assist organizations in becoming vicarious trauma-informed.

Guidelines Series – These brief documents summarize existing research and actionable recommendations for becoming a vicarious trauma-informed organization.

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) was developed on the premise that exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people—known as vicarious trauma—is an inevitable occupational challenge for the fields of victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, and other allied professionals; however, organizations can mitigate the potentially negative effects of trauma exposure by becoming vicarious trauma-informed.

Lowell Minor Victims of Trafficking

2019-VM-BX-0025
Geographical Areas Served
  • Lowell
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
MA
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided statewide.
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
$434,939

Screening and Services for Trafficked and Exploited Youth

2019-MU-BX-0156
Geographical Areas Served
  • Central Ohio
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
OH
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided statewide.
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
$650,000

Miami-Dade County Human Trafficking Collaborative Project

2019-VT-BX-0105
Geographical Areas Served
  • Miami-Dade County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
FL
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided statewide.
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
$650,000