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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.


State Grants to Enhance Adult Protective Services

The State Grants to Enhance Adult Protective Services program provides funding to states to enhance their APS systems statewide, to include innovations and improvements in practice, services, and data collection and reporting, as well as in their technical ability to interface with ACL's National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS).

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.

Resource Center Grants

OEJAPS provides grants to six Resource Centers which disseminate information to professionals and/or the public; provide technical assistance and training to states; community-based organizations, and professionals; and collaborate on research:

The National Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center (APS TARC)
The National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER)
 The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC)
The National Resource Center On Women And Retirement Planning (NRCWRP)
 Pension Help America (PHA)

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