Individuals who are 50 years of age or older who are victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation – including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking – face unique barriers to receiving assistance. Recognizing this, Congress created the Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program (“Abuse in Later Life program”).
Administered by the Office on Violence Against Women, this grant program creates a unique opportunity for providing or enhancing training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older.
NCALL has provided technical assistance and training to OVW Abuse in Later Life grantees since 2002.
- OVW Abuse in Later Life Grant Program Overview (PDF 248 KB)
- OVW Abuse in Later Life Program Map of Program Grantees (PDF 621 KB)
- For more information about the scope and requirements of the program, please visit the website for the Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program.
- For more information about the OVW Abuse in Later Life program, you may also contact NCALL staff.
Since 2016, NCALL has been a partner in the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims (NRC). The NRC is a one-stop shop where organizations and professionals can get information and resources to enhance their capacity to identify, reach, and serve victims of crime who lack access to healing and justice services.
Administered by The Office for Victims of Crime through the Vision 21 Initiative and in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, NCALL serves as the lead NRC partner focusing on older victims of crime.
Through the NRC, NCALL supports organizations and professionals within the crime victims field to connect with and provide critical supports to older victims, and in particular older victims in the margins who experience barriers to accessing services.
NCALL staff can provide expert virtual and in-person guidance and training to organizations and policymakers on increasing equitable and inclusive access and services for older victims.
For more information on the NRC, to get connected with other NRC partners, or to request training or technical assistance please contact us.