- ALL Grant Program
One key component to a community’s efforts to end Elder Abuse is an effective response by the criminal and civil justice systems. Law Enforcement Officers, Prosecutors, Judges, Civil Attorneys, Probation and Parole Officers, and Victim-Witness Advocates are among the professionals who work to ensure victim safety and hold offenders accountable for harm and loss. Their knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of elder abuse and the legal remedies and resources available are critical in developing effective intervention strategies to end elder abuse and prevent further harm.
The Collaboration Toolkit for Community Organizations: Effective Strategies to Partner with Law Enforcement (.PDF format)
Authored by Michael S. McCampbell, September 2010
From the toolkit's preface: The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice, has spent much time, resources, and effort in developing numerous publications to help law enforcement agencies work with their communities on addressing public safety issues. This toolkit is designed to help our communities initiate partnerships with their law enforcement agencies and collaborate on solving crime problems at the neighborhood level.