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Elder Victim Advocate

Advocates in our new Elder Victim Advocate program will serve as a link between elder victims of abuse and the necessary supports they need in order to respond to special circumstances.  LifeSpan has continuously been recognized as a leader in the field of elder advocacy and is uniquely poised and excited to be expanding our senior service role and expertise in Butler County.

“Our advocates will help support, defend and promote adult victims’ rights and wellbeing,” -Katie Furniss, program manager

 

A community victim advocate will fill gaps made by the current systems in place to ensure that older adult victims of crime have the support they need.  An advocate will assist victims outside of the court including crisis intervention, collaboration with law enforcement, conducting home visits, safety planning, and accompaniment to different appointments.

 

“I am pleased to provide this grant to support LifeSpan’s efforts to help victims of elder abuse,” Ohio  Governor Mike DeWine said. “Elder abuse is a serious problem, and having dedicated advocates to assist older victims will help ensure that victims receive the care and services they need.”

In order to further expand its capacity to reach as many victims as possible, LifeSpan is recruiting and training volunteers to serve as Victim Advocates.

 

We are currently hiring for this program.  Find more information about available positions on our Career page.

To become involved in the Victim Advocate program as a volunteer, please complete the form below.

 

Elder Victim Advocate Volunteer Application

See our recent press release for additional information about our new program and its funding.
This publication was supported by grant number 2019-VOCA-132136302 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, through the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.  Victims of federal crime will be served.

Elder Victim Advocate Program Supervisor

Meredith Davis, MA, NCG

Meredith graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and from the University of Illinois – Springfield with a Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Social Services Administration. She is a National Certified Guardian. Meredith has many years of experience working with older adults and adults with disabilities in a variety of settings. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys her involvement with the Daughters of the American Revolution and other volunteer opportunities.

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