Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $250,000)
This FY 2012 grant announcement focuses on national programs strategically targeted to address community and law enforcement needs. Specifically, this grant announcement focuses on addressing community needs by assisting law enforcement in locating and working with missing persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This initiative is funded under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012; Pub.L.No. 112-55.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe will use grant funds to implement the Fostering Officer and University Networking for Dementia (FOUND) project in partnership with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, the Louisiana state law enforcement training agency, and law enforcement agencies in the northeastern Louisiana/Delta corridor area. The goal is to develop guidance and protocols for a "holistic" approach for a law enforcement and community partnership designed to protect and locate missing persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and pilot test the approach in not less than two jurisdictions where a significant percentage of their population is classified as "elderly". The "holistic" approach must include the following components 1) prevention, 2) outreach, 3) local registry, 4) training for law enforcement and public, and 5) citizen/volunteer search unit.