Muckleshoot Tribe receives grant aimed at combating elder abuse
October 15, 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded a nearly $500,000 grant to combat elder abuse and financial fraud targeted at seniors in the Western Washington Tribal community Friday, Oct. 2.
The grant, announced by U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington Brian Moran, is part of $9 million in funding to support these efforts throughout the United States. Attorney General William P. Barr presented the aid on the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons.
Elder abuse is any intentional or negligent act by any person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to an older adult, according to a news release from the DOJ.