The “Dirty Little Secret” of Elder Abuse

Americans aged 65 and older are the nation’s fastest growing demographic group, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. And although crimes committed against the elderly are increasingly a matter of concern, advocates say too little is being done to address the problem.


When Crime Pays

The Crime Victims Fund, created in 1984 under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), has collected an impressive $16 billion, has been one of the country’s most effective means of balancing the scales of justice, but decisions about how it is disbursed have often been a source of controversy.