Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence and Abuse of Women Later in Life

To provide training, services, and collaboration to address the needs of victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, who are 50 years of age or older.

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Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Specialized trainings for prosecutors and investigators on interviewing elder abuse victims with cognitive and/or communication impairments and on forensic wound identification.

Educating county law enforcement and prosecutors regarding the unique obstacles encountered by older victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and neglect.

Developing training materials on mental and physical abuse, financial exploitation and domestic violence among older individuals, in order to increase the identification, investigation and prosecution of crimes against older individuals.


Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.


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Program Accomplishments

FY 07: Applications: 35, Awards: 10; FY 08: Applications: 53, Awards: 10; FY 09 est: Applications: 53, Awards: 7.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants may be used for the following statutory purposes: (1) training programs to assist law enforcement, prosecutors, governmental agencies, victim assistants, and relevant officers of Federal, State, tribal, territorial, and local courts in recognizing, addressing, investigating, and prosecuting instances of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault, or stalking against victims who are 50 years of age or older; (2) providing or enhancing services for victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, who are 50 years of age or older; (3) creating or supporting multidisciplinary collaborative community responses to victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, who are 50 years of age or older; and (4) conducting cross-training for victim service organizations, governmental agencies, courts, law enforcement, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, who are 50 years of age or older.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants include States, tribal governments, units of local government, and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services organizations with demonstrated experience in assisting elderely women or demonstrated experience in addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries include States, tribal governments, units of local government, and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services organizations with demonstrated experience in assisting elderly women or demonstrated experience in addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, and OMB Circular No. A-110 for Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Nonprofit Organizations.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application forms furnished by the Federal agency, in accordance with 28 CFR, Part 66 (Common Rule), must be used for this program.

Application Procedures

Applicants must apply through the on-line gra