Collaborative Response to Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse (CREVAA)

The Collaborative Response to Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse (CREVAA) program provides short-term emergency services to elderly age 60 and over as well as vulnerable adults aged 18 to 59 alleged to be a victim of a crime to offer support, as allowed by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). This could include but is not limited to:

• Delivering donated items
• Emergency assistance (food, clothing, etc.)
• Relocation due to domestic violence or neglect
• Emergency housing/shelter
• Referrals to other victim programs
• Emergency home repairs (related to ensuring safety)
• Transportation
• Education about scams/victimization
• Counseling
• Short-term case management/safety planning

All services that are delivered must be related to the crime that was alleged and may be referred by Adult Protective Services (APS), law enforcement, victim-witness coordinators, or other related agencies. This program does accept self-referrals who meet criteria for service. 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.

This program is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee and receives funds from the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA).

Trent Carter, CREST & CREVAA Advocate
Direct: (931) 476-4107
Main Line: (931) 432-4111
Office: 1104 England Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501

Covering all 14 counties of the Upper Cumberland region.