ElderServe’s Crime Victim Services help Jefferson County adults 60 and older who have suffered financial exploitation; physical, emotional or sexual abuse; robbery; burglary; caregiver neglect and other crimes.
Our crime victim advocates not only support older adults in recovering from crimes, but also help them:
- File police reports.
- Get protective orders in cases of domestic violence.
- Work with police and courts.
- Find short-term emergency housing in cases of caregiver abuse.
- File Crime Victims’ Compensation claims.
- Access community services.
Advocates also train first responders and others who work directly with older adults, as well as speak to area residents on how to recognize conditions that put older adults at risk for abuse, neglect or exploitation and how to report those conditions to appropriate authorities.
The Crime Victim Services program works closely with the Louisville Metro Police Department (especially the Crimes Against Seniors Unit), the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, Legal Aid Society, Adult Protective Services, Center for Women and Families, University of Louisville Law Clinic, Jewish Family and Career Services, Metro United Way, KIPDA (Area Agency on Aging), Centerstone (formerly Seven Counties Services), TRIAD, and the Elder Abuse Services Coordinating Council.
All information is confidential, and the service is free. For assistance or more information, call Paul Troy at 502.736.3829 or e-mail.