Expanding CORE: Community-Based Options in Response to Elder Abuse

Principal Investigator: Maria Brown

Active Dates: 2021 – 2023

Funding Source: Vera House, Inc.


This grant will establish the Expanding CORE (Community-Based Options to Respond to Elder Abuse) Program in three apartment buildings in Syracuse. Communities served by the Department of Justice Expanding CORE Program are low-income, racially and ethnically diverse, and represent a significant population of English as a Second Language speakers. New services offered will include weekly community building peacemaking circles among residents and service providers; resident education; and exploration of a range of interventions with residents including restorative justice options, civil legal assistance, and the use of an Abuse in Later Life Case Manager to work with residents to develop creative solutions to address elder abuse, including making referrals to other service providers