Rise Above Crime

The Rise Above Crime program is a grant-funded project through the State of Tennessee, Office of Criminal Justice Programs, Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). This grant was obtained by the Office on Aging in order to build upon and continue the work of the Elder Abuse Community Outreach Program.  Rise Above Crime is a free program that supports older adults who have been victimized by crime. Services are provided by caring professionals that aim to help individuals to overcome the trauma of physical, sexual, or psychological violence’ neglect; or economic exploitation or fraud.

Learn more on elder abuse Link:

http://www.knoxseniors.org/wp-content/uploads/Learn-More-About-Elder-Abuse-1.pdf

Learn more on crimes against older adults:

https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw2018/info_flyers/fact_sheets/2018NCVRW_OlderAdults_508_QC.pdf