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  • Thursday, September 9, 2010
  • Contact: Office of Justice Programs
  • (202) 307-0703

Weekly News Brief

September Issue of the Justice Resource Update is Online—The latest issue of OJP's Justice Resource Update highlights the impact of the Recovery Act in supporting local law enforcement, including the more than 10,000 jobs created or retained from April to June 2010.

Resources Available for Recognizing and Responding to Elder Abuse—OJP's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has released two new resources for victim service providers and other criminal justice professionals. In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life, a DVD-guidebook package, uses the voices of victims to demonstrate that age offers no protection from abuse, including the story of a 96-year-old grandmother who experienced longtime abuse by family members and ultimately survived a brutal sexual assault by her grandson. These compelling personal stories are complemented by interviews with victim service providers and criminal justice professionals. The package will facilitate dialogue about the dynamics of abuse, barriers for victims, and effective responses by service providers.

Responding to Elder Abuse, features a set of three DVDs targeted to meet the needs of specific audiences, including judges, court personnel, law enforcement, and community corrections professionals.