Recognizing that individuals who are 50 years of age or older who are victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, face unique barriers to receiving assistance, Congress created the Abuse in Later Life Grant Project.
Administered by the Office on Violence Against Women, this grant program creates a unique opportunity for providing or enhancing training and services to address the needs of older victims in our community.
Part of the work the new partnership will undertake is trying to understand how fraudsters operate to lure so many people into giving over their money.
People spend much of their lives online, communicating and meeting new people via dating services or social networks.
Provo City Police Department has been fortunate to have been awarded an Abuse in Later Life Grant.
In 2012, an Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Coalition was formed from various agencies who are passionate about elder abuse issues.
The Sandy City Victim Assistance Program (SCVAP) was initiated in 1994.
The program is sponsored through and located within the Sandy City Police Department.
Potential indications that the person you are speaking online may be a fraudster is that they try and move the conversation off of the dating site as quickly as possible.A needs assessment survey was conducted with approximately 500 people responding.With the survey results, an outreach and services strategic plan is being tailored specifically to the needs of our community to improve elder victim safety, increase abuse accountability, and expand awareness around the problem of elder abuse in later life.Victim Advocates provide an immediate response to calls for assistance.In 1999, the SCVAP provided on-scene assistance to nearly 300 victims of crime and answered over 1,100 calls from residents with questions or information requests.
As our community continues to grow, Sandy City has earned the title of being a "First Class City".