Cal OES Announces Recipients of Grant Funding for Elder Abuse Program

Grant awards for the 2016-2017 Elder Abuse Program have been announced by the Cal OES Victim Services and Public Safety Branch.

The purpose of the 24-month Elder Abuse Program grant is to enhance the safety of elder and dependent adult victims of crime by providing direct services to victims and bridging the gap between elder justice service providers (including Adult Protective Services, Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs, providers of legal assistance) and victim service providers.

This program will provide support for communities to improve their ability to identify the needs of victims of elder and dependent adult abuse and to improve the delivery of services. This will be accomplished by:

  • Funding an Elder Abuse Victim Specialist solely dedicated to serving elder and dependent adult victims
  • Providing and coordinating direct services for elder and dependent adult victims
  • Expanding the communities’ capacity to service elder and dependent adult victims
  • Ensuring that elder and dependent adult victims have access to the criminal justice system
  • Implementing an outreach awareness program for victims and mandated reporters of elder and dependent adult abuse and others who come into contact with these victims

 

Grant recipients and funding amounts:

City & County of San Francisco, District Attorney’s Office $266,688
County of Imperial, Social Services $400,000
Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Department $400,000
County of Santa Barbara, District Attorney’s Office $223,746
County of Ventura, District Attorney’s Office $400,000
County of Sonoma, Human Services Department $400,000
County of El Dorado, Health & Human Services $400,000
County of Kern, District Attorney’s Office $197,820
County of Alameda, District Attorney’s Office $400,000
Regents of the University of California, Riverside $399,142
County of Stanislaus, District Attorney’s Office $385,699
County of Tulare $400,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco $400,000
County of Napa, District Attorney’s Office $126,905

 

The Elder Abuse Program grant is administered by the Cal OES Victim Services and Public Safety Branch. To learn more about this branch, click here. To learn more about the Elder Abuse Program, click here.

 

Monica Vargas

Monica is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). She has been involved in the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Valley Fire, Butte Fire, historic drought, Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident and 2017 winter storms. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in international affairs, technology operations and executive staff support.

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