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SMPSO receives grant to assist elderly victims of crime

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 18:59:33-04

St. Martin Parish Sheriff Becket Breaux announce the acquisition of the Elderly Crime Victims Assistance Grant through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). The grant will assist elderly victims of crime in St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parish. Additionally, there will be four satellite offices to serve elderly victims in Lafourche, Caddo, Lafayette, and Calcasieu Parishes.

The Elderly Victims of Crime Program will provide direct services to elderly victims of crime (aged 60 and above), who are victims of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation that are referred via law enforcement and Elderly Protective Services. These underserved victims will benefit from receiving direct services; advocacy, information regarding personal and home safety measures, social services referrals and emergency financial assistance.

For more information regarding the ECVA Program, contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Affairs Division at (337) 394-2619.

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