Serving Victims of Crime Series | Elder Justice – Funding & Delivery Models

Friday, May 01, 2020 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us in our webinar series, Serving Victims of Crime. In this webinar, we will cover partnership and service delivery models that serve older Americans and their families. 

We will primarily focus on work that has been funded under the new Legal Assistance Enhancement Program (LAEP). We will hear from SeniorLAW Center in Pennsylvania and Legal Services of North Florida about their work in elder justice. Legal Services of North Florida partners with Legal Services of Greater Miami and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs are working to develop a statewide model to improve access to legal assistance for elders recovering from disasters, who are homeless, and victims of abuse, consumer scams, and economic exploitation. SeniorLAW Center is working to respond to the opioid crisis for grandparents raising grandchildren. 

Other helpful resources:

  • Read about grant awards here

  • Read about the LAEP grant here

  • The Justice in Government Project at American University (JGP) has a research brief on how legal aid can serve survivors of elder abuse. Access the brief and others here. 

  • JGP also has a grants matrix, where they provide descriptions of state-administered federal pass-through funding, language regarding legal aid, examples, and helpful tips. See the entries on VOCA and the Older Americans Act for information about funding that can support survivors of elder abuse. 

The webinar will last approximately 60 minutes. It will be recorded and available on our Youtube channel. There will be a session of Q & A at the end.