Collaborative Response to Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse (CREVAA)
Short-Term Support for Elderly Victims of Crime

 

The CREVAA program serves all 95 counties in Tennessee and addresses the unmet needs of elder and vulnerable adult victims of crime by providing local advocates in each AAAD area to ensure the provision of direct services to victims. 

CREVAA advocates work with local stakeholders, including Adult Protective Services; law enforcement; district attorneys; and other aging service providers to offer whatever assistance is needed by victims to help them recover after a crime occurs.  The program is funded thought the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Project (OCJP) and with funds from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).  

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WHAT SERVICES DOES CREVAA PROVIDE?
The CREVAA Program will address the unmet needs arising as a result of a crime, of elder and vulnerable adult victims of crime by providing local advocates in each AAAD area who will ensure the provision of direct services to victims. CLICK HERE to learn more.

HOW DO I REFER SOMEONE TO CREVAA?
The CREVAA program works with Adult Protective Services, law enforcement, District Attorneys, and other aging service providers, who provide the referrals directly. CLICK HERE to learn more.

ARE THERE A LOT OF ELDERLY CRIME VICTIMS?
Elder-abuse cases are more prevalent than we would like to believe. CREVAA clients are referred for assistance by law enforcement, the court system, or Adult Protective Services. CLICK HERE to learn more.

RECOGNIZING SIGNS OF ABUSE OR EXPLOITATION
Elder abuse is much more common than we like to think. If you visit an older friend or relative, always pay attention to their physical and mental state. If you notice any of the following signs, ask the individual about them. CLICK HERE to learn more.