How VOCA Funds Have Been Used Across the Country To Create or Enhance Elder Justice Programs
Monday, August 7, 2017 11:00 AM CDT - 01:00 PM CDT
Please join us on Monday, August 7, 12:00–1:00 p.m. e.t., as Susan Lynch, Senior Counsel, DOJ Elder Justice Initiative, hosts a discussion with Kathrina Peterson, Attorney Advisor, DOJ Office for Victims of Crime, on how Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds are being used to support services for victims of elder abuse. Since 1984, VOCA funding has supported services to crime victims throughout the country. In the last 3 years, Congress increased the amount of funding from the Crime Victims Fund that is available to support crime victim programs. As a result, new programs are being developed to expand services to crime victims, including victims of elder abuse. During this discussion, Ms. Peterson will share— • An overview of how VOCA funding operates at the federal and state level. • Clarifications in the VOCA Victim Assistance Rule that expands allowable uses of VOCA Victim Assistance funding by states. • Examples of VOCA-funded elder abuse programs. We know you have questions, so we are reserving 20 minutes of the discussion for Q&A.
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