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About National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)

The History of NCALL

In 1999, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence created the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) with funding from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. Since 2002, NCALL has been providing technical assistance to the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program. Today, NCALL is a nationally-recognized leader on program development, policy, technical assistance, and training that addresses the nexus between domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

The Mission & Goals of NCALL

NCALL’s mission is to eliminate abuse in later life. Through advocacy and education, NCALL strives to challenge and change the beliefs, policies, practices, and systems that allow abuse to occur and continue.  NCALL also aims to improve victim safety by increasing the quality and availability of victim services and support.

What You Can Expect From NCALL

NCALL staff is available to provide information and resources about programming, outreach, collaboration, and policy development related to abuse in later life and elder abuse. Please contact NCALL's Director, Program ManagerJustice System Coordinator, or Elder Victim Service and Advocacy Coordinator with your questions.

Technical Assistance and Consultation

NCALL provides technical assistance on abuse in later life.  Staff respond to questions by phone, email, or in person and are also available to review materials and participate on state and national advisory committees. 


NCALL staff and consultants train many audiences, including domestic violence and sexual assault programs, aging bureaus, adult protective services, criminal and civil justice system agencies and representatives, health care providers, and other legal personnel.  For more information about speaker availability and speakers’ fees, contact NCALL staff.


NCALL has developed a variety of resources and tools on domestic abuse in later life.  Please visit our Resources page for a complete, searchable list.