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Evaluation of Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

Study completion: 2019
Contact Person: Ally Walker or Kort Prince

In 2017, Utah Legal Services (ULS) was awarded an Office of Crime Victims’ Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation grant. The five objectives of the grant are to:

  1. Increase reporting of elder abuse and financial exploitation
  2. Reduce exploitation of high-risk victims
  3. Increase rate of Adult Protective Services (APS) referrals for prosecution
  4. Reduce danger of remaining in unsafe home environments
  5. Reduce misuse of powers of attorney

Utah Criminal Justice Center (UCJC) research staff are working with program staff to design a variety of pre-post tests and surveys to evaluate the effectiveness of ULS developed educational materials, interventions, and training protocols.

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Last Updated: 7/2/19