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Collaborative Response to Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse (CREVAA)

The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, in conjunction with the Area Agencies on Aging and Disability (AAADs), Human Resource Agencies (HRAs) and other hosting agencies have developed and implemented the Collaborative Response to Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse (CREVAA) program in Tennessee.

The CREVAA program serves all 95 counties in Tennessee and addresses the unmet needs of elder and vulnerable adult victims of crime by providing local advocates in each AAAD area to ensure the provision of direct services to victims. 

CREVAA works with stakeholders, including Adult Protective Services, law enforcement, district attorneys, and other aging service providers.  The program is funded thought the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Project (OCJP) and with funds from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).  

Eligibility

  • Elders 60 years of age or older or 
  • Vulnerable adults eighteen years of age or older who, because of mental or physical dysfunction, are unable to manage their own resources, carry out the activities of daily living, or protect themselves from neglect or hazardous or abusive situations without assistance from others and 
  • Are alleged to be a victim of a crime.

Contact

For more information please contact Amy L. Smith, CREVAA Director, 615-253-5757, amy.l.smith@tn.gov.