All people regardless of age or ability have the right to live their lives with justice, dignity and respect, free from abuse of any kind.
The APS TARC has provided technical assistance to all 50 states, 5 US territories, and the District of Columbia.
Long term care ombudsman work with residents of nursing homes to improve quality of life such as convening community partners to build a new sidewalk outside of a facility so residents can travel with greater freedom.
NCLER trains over 10,000 law, aging and disability network professionals every year as part of the National Legal Training Curriculum.
Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services 2019 Footprint
The ACL Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services (OEJAPS) provides grants to support the development of systems and programs that prevent abuse from happening, protect people from abusive situations, support people who have experienced abuse to help them recover, and preserve and promote their independence, choice, and financial security. Over the years, ACL’s elder justice programs have provided numerous grants to states and communities. Currently, OEJAPS is supporting 60 active grantee projects across five grant programs.
Elder Justice Innovation Grants
Elder Justice Innovation Grants supports the development and advancement of emerging practices to prevent and respond to the abuse of older adults and adults with disabilities. These grants seek to improve the well-being of abuse survivors, study outcomes of Adult Protective Services (APS) interventions, and test promising practices related to APS work.
Model Approaches Statewide Legal Assistance Systems Grants
Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems grants have supported states in developing and implementing effective approaches for integrating low-cost legal mechanisms into statewide legal/aging service delivery networks to enhance overall service delivery capacity. The projects have created important partnerships and linkages between the legal assistance community and broader community-based aging and elder rights networks. In 2019, this program will transition to the Legal Assistance Enhancement Program.
Regional Pension Counseling Center Grants
Regional Pension Counseling Center projects provide hands-on assistance pursuing pension claims through: handling administrative appeals processes; helping seniors to locate pension plans “lost” as a result of mergers and acquisitions; answering queries about complex plan provisions; and making targeted referrals to other professionals for assistance.
Projects serve individuals, regardless of age or income, who: reside or work in the project’s service region; who worked or resided in the project’s service region while earning a pension, or when married to an individual earning a pension; or who seek pension benefits that are sponsored, administered, trusteed, or otherwise held or distributed by an entity that is or was headquartered or operated within the project’s service region.