TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 15, 2016

Knoxville officials today announced a $350,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to combat elder abuse by training judges, prosecutors, case workers and 877 law enforcement officers. The three-year grant also includes funding for victim services and exploring solutions to stem abuse, Knoxnews reports. Last year, Tennessee officials investigated 483 cases of elder abuse in Knox County, including allegations of financial exploitation, neglect and physical, emotional and sexual abuse. The grant was awarded to the Knoxville Police Department and will be managed by the Community Action Committee’s Office on Aging.