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Collaborative Response to Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse (CREVAA)

The Collaborative Response to Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse (CREVAA) is a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant funded program in Tennessee. CREVAA is managed at the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD), and partners with the Area Agencies on Aging and Disability (AAADs), and Human Resource Agencies (HRAs) across the state to provide services.

The CREVAA program provides emergency services and supports to older and vulnerable adult victims of crime in all 95 counties in Tennessee. CREVAA works closely within the community to provide resources to clients and addresses the unmet needs of those who have been the victim of crime. 

CREVAA works closely with stakeholders, including Adult Protective Services (APS), law enforcement (LE), District Attorneys (DA’s), and other aging service providers.  Referrals are accepted from all stakeholders

Eligibility

  • Elders 60 years of age or older.

         OR

  • Vulnerable adults eighteen years of age or older who (18-59), because of mental or physical disability, 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.

Available Services - Not a complete list

** Services provided must be related to the alleged crime.

  • Emergency Assistance
  • Personal Care services
  • Homemaker Services
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Transportation
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Home repairs (related to the crime)
  • Emergency Housing

Contact

For further information please contact the AAAD/HRA in your area.  When calling the number ask for the CREVAA program and you will be transferred to a CREVAA Advocate in your community.

 

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If you would like more information about the program or would like to schedule a presentation, please contact Amy L. Smith at amy.l.smith@tn.gov  or see  the TCAD Speaker Bureau at https://www.tn.gov/aging/our-commission/speakers-bureau.html

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


This project was supported by Award No. 2016-VA-GX-0053 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice.