Elderly Crime Victim Assistance Program
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office's Elderly Crime Victim Assistance Program focuses its efforts on elderly victims of crimes. Our main goal is providing services that meet the physical and/or emotional needs of elderly crime victims in order to return them to their normal lifestyle as soon as possible following an incident.
To be considered eligible for assistance as an Elderly Crime Victim, victims must be 60 years of age or older and be a victim of one or more of the following crimes:
Crime Victim Reparations Program
Victims of violent crimes may be eligible to apply for financial compensation for medical, funeral and counseling expenses, as well as for lost wages and loss of support through the Crime Victims Reparations Program. For information about the Crime Victims Reparations Program, please contact the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office at (337) 236-5614 or the Crime Victims Reparations Board at (225) 925-4437 or 1-888-684-2846.
Services offered by the Elderly Crime Victim Assistance Program include (but are not limited to):
How to Receive Services
Additional information about the Elderly Crime Victim Assistance Program may be obtained by contacting the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office at:
Lafayette Council on Aging
State AARP SITEhttp://www.aarp.org/statepages/la.html