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Financial Abuse Specialist Team Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $44,717)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Multnomah District Attorney's Office will hire an elder abuse detective (a deputy sheriff position) as part of their effort to implement a Financial Abuse Specialist Team. The detective will investigate the criminal abuse and victimization of the vulnerable elder population. They will also contribute to cooperative community and agency partnerships involved in addressing crimes against the elderly. The Multnomah District Attorney's Office will reduce financial and other abuse and exploitation of seniors and people with disabilities, and educate the public about financial abuse and exploitation.


Date Created: September 1, 2008