The United States Justice Department’s office on violence against women recently awarded the Nevada attorney general’s office a grant to fund programs to help law enforcement serve elder victims of partner and caregiver violence, exploitation, stalking and neglect.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal detailed the award in its article, “Nevada attorney general’s office receives grant to prevent elder abuse.”
The plan is for three teams of trainers to be formed to serve Clark County, Washoe County and rural Nevada communities. A fourth team is also planned to serve the entire state. The team will consist of members from the Nevada Aging and Disability Service Division, the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, prosecutors, and members of law enforcement.
The teams will train law enforcement officers across the state, as well as judges, prosecutors, and victim service providers. The teams also will coordinate with the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence.
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt said the state will strive to increase awareness about elder care and improve the response of statewide law enforcement to the abuse and exploitation of Nevada’s elders with the receipt of this competitive grant award.
“We look forward to working closely with our grant partners to assist local jurisdictions in addressing victim safety and perpetrator accountability,” he remarked.
Reference: Las Vegas Review-Journal (October 6, 2016) “Nevada attorney general’s office receives grant to prevent elder abuse”