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Multnomah County Elder Abuse Financial Exploitation Program

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $275,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will use these grant funds to investigate and prosecute cases involving the victimization and exploitation of the elderly. They will hire a Deputy District Attorney, who will provide prosecution services on cases specifically targeting the financial abuse of elderly and vulnerable citizens. The Deputy District Attorney will also work to develop a joint-education message for the public regarding the abuse of the elderly community. An Investigator will also be hired to develop a joint-education message for the public regarding the abuse of the elderly community. The investigator will work with the Multnomah County Aging Services, Adult Community Justice, and the District Attorney's Office to identify and resolve elderly abuse cases. Funds from this award will also be used for travel and training of key staff and to provide expert witness resources including forensic accounting, neuropsychologist evaluations and testimony, forensic nurses and other services as appropriate.


Date Created: September 20, 2009