Crime Prevention & Victim Assistance

 

 

Elder Crime Prevention & Intervention Program

The Elder Rights Center’s Crime Prevention and Intervention Program was established in 1999.  

We address the special needs of crime victims over the age of 60 and crime victims with disabilities. The experience of being a victim of crime can be traumatic. We work together with law enforcement, legal service providers, Adult Protective Services, and other community partners to create a holistic circle of care to help crime victims recover and move forward. 

We handle many types of crime, including theft, property loss or damage, fraud, scams, identity theft, elder abuse and neglect, and financial exploitation. 

We contact crime victims to learn more about their situation and offer help and resources to meet their needs.

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We can help with:

  • Information about Victim Compensation for property loss or damage
  • Filing complaints with the correct agencies
  • Communicating with creditors or debt collectors
  • Identity theft recovery and assistance
  • Checking your credit report and reporting any fraudulent accounts
  • Criminal justice support and information
  • Emotional support and guidance
  • Taking other steps to help with your situation


Resources

 

Questions? Need help? Please call (561) 684-5885 and press option 3 to leave a voicemail for our Elder Rights Center. We check our voicemail daily and will respond to you as quickly as possible.

 


In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact or write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TYY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech), or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). Or contact the Department of Legal Affairs, PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, or call 850-414-3300.


 

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