Prevent Abuse And Fraud

Vignette-Fred

Fred received an email from a loved one urgently asking for some money to help them get out of a scary situation. Of course, Fred was quick to jump to help. But unfortunately the sender wasn’t who they said they were. Luckily, Fred connected with Victim Advocates at the AAAPP and was able to navigate the judicial process to make the situation right. Take a look at the information below to see what helped Fred navigate this difficult time in his life.

  • Elder abuse can occur physically, mentally, emotionally or sexually. Neglect can be in the form of self-neglect or neglect by a caregiver.
  • If you suspect you or someone you know may be experiencing abuse, neglect or exploitation, you can:

As a victim, you have the right to:

  • Be free from fear, threats or intimidation
  • Be informed of available compensation
  • Know the status of the case against your offender
  • Be informed of social service agencies which can help you
  • Be assisted by criminal justice agencies
  • Be treated with dignity, compassion and respect

Our victim assistance services include:

  • Information & referrals to community resources
  • Crisis counseling
  • Accompaniment to court related activities
  • Assistance with property return
  • Assistance with completing victim impact and compensation forms
  • Emergency legal advocacy
  • Criminal justice support

If you are interested in receiving victim assistance services for yourself or a loved one, please call us today at 1-800-963-5337 (out of area callers 727-217-8111)

You can access free legal advice and representation through our community partners. Please call the helpline today at 1-800-963-5337 (out of area callers 727-217-8111) to find out how to schedule an appointment. You can also call the Senior Legal Helpline at 888-895-7873.

Are you a professional looking to learn more about elder awareness and prevention?

For $75, you can purchase this 1.5 hour self-paced, online training to better learn about the scope of the problem, the indicators and risk factors for victims and perpetrators, and clarify mandatory reporting requirements. Registered Nurses, Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists, Respiratory Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists, and Dietitians and Nutrition Boards in the state of Florida are all eligible for 2 Continuing Education Units. When purchasing, be sure to use the referral code “PSA5”!

  • Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA) found HERE
  • The Haven of RCS found HERE
  • Sunrise of Pasco County, Inc. found HERE
  • Pasco County Salvation Army Domestic Violence Program found HERE
  • Florida Department of Elder Affairs website found HERE
  • Department of Children and Families website found HERE
  • National Center on Elder Abuse found HERE
  • National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse found HERE
  • Do not Call Registry found HERE
  • ADRC Helpline found HERE

If you are looking for information or assistance regarding abuse, neglect or fraud, you can call our Victim Advocate Manager, Christina Simonetti, at 727-570-9696 x 259. All calls are confidential. To report abuse directly, please call 1-800-96-ABUSE (22873)or visit this site.

Are you looking for a speaker regarding elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation?
Our Victim Advocates will be happy to come provide a FREE presentation!

Email our Victim Advocate Program Manager, Christina, today at christina.simonetti@aaapp.org or at 727-570-9696 x 259 today.

Do you have another need that you haven’t found on this site?
Don’t hesitate – call the Helpline today.

We can provide with information about the available resources in our community.