What is the Elder Victims of Crime (EVOC) program?

Have you or a loved one been the victim of a crime? AAAWA is here to help. We are a proud recipient of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Grant. Our Elder Victims of Crime program is designed to provide direct services to older Arkansans.

Our program has three requirements for eligibility. You must meet all three of the following criteria:
1. Are a resident of Sebastian County, Arkansas or Franklin County, Arkansas
2. Are at least 50 years old; and
3. Self-identify as a victim of crime.

Your safety and privacy are our top priority. You do NOT have to report a crime to the authorities to be eligible for our program services. You can even choose to remain anonymous when speaking with our staff.

Whether your situation stems from a crime on a local, State, or Federal level: we can help! Our program offers a wide variety of direct victim services, including:

      • Emergency Shelter
      • Emergency Transportation
      • Emergency Food and Clothing
      • Legal Aid Services
      • Window and Door Lock Replacement
      • One-on-one Victim Support Meetings
      • Weekly Victim Support Group Meetings
      • Weekly Education and Prevention Training

Call us at (479)-783-4500 extension 2021 or (800)-320-6667 and ask for Marcela Escobar

Visit our office at 524 Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

Email us at: mescobar@agingwest.org

Anyone who contacts the Agency for help can be assured that all interaction remains confidential, and we only share information with outside resources with direct permission from the victim themselves. Family and friends can call the Agency to refer someone they believe needs our assistance, however, once the initial referral has been made, we will not discuss a victim’s situation with anyone (meaning we cannot answer follow-up questions from friends/family). Confidentiality and safety are our priorities. We want our clients to feel safe with us.

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