Collaborative Response to Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse (CREVAA)
Collaborative Response to Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse (CREVAA) serves elders 60 and over and vulnerable adults aged 18 to 59 who have suffered an alleged crime. Emergency services may include:
- Therapy and Counseling
- Personal Care
- Emergency Housing/Shelter
- Emergency Home Repairs
All services that are delivered must be related to the crime that was committed and may be referred by Adult Protective Services (APS), law enforcement, victim-witness coordinators, or other related agencies. The CREVAA Program will address unmet needs resulting from a crime against older and vulnerable adults. CREVAA addresses both emotional and physical needs and helps to assist victims in understanding and participating in the criminal justice system while providing a measure of safety and security. The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) operates the CREVAA Program through a contract with the Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) and funding from the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA).