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Community Outreach

Through community outreach, the Colorado Chapter makes a difference throughout Colorado.  If you would like to help organize future community outreach events, please contact the Chapter President.

Prevention of Abuse or Exploitation of Elders

 2015 and 2016

The COCFE funded annual awards of $5,000 to "Communities Against Senior Exploitation (CASE)" a very active nonprofit designed to help protect older adults.  Funds are used to help CASE operations, such as sponsoring a Senior's Law Day (which draws over 500 seniors annually) and a Safety fair (which is attended by over 3000 citizens and 65 vendors with a focus on keeping communities safe for seniors and citizens of all ages.  Funds are also used to help CASE with presenting their Power Against Fraud program for seniors to keep them safe from those who exploit our most vulnerable citizens.  CASE gives around 150 of these programs annually.  As a CASE nonprofit sponsor, our donation also hels support TRIAD, which is a collaboration between law enforcement, Adult Protective Services, senior service agencies and senior citizens from the community.

2013/2014: 

The Colorado Chapter of ACFE made a late year 2013 donation to the POLICE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING BOARD (POST) towards their 2014 mandated training for law enforcement specific to the prevention of abuse or explotation of elders.  The Chapter's donation was made to help train police officers to train other police officers (train-the-trainer) to better serve and prevent crime against our older adult population. Training by the instructors will be donated by the individual officers and police departments.  Specifically, our donation was to fund the program's training materials and related items. The training program was passed through legislation, but it was not funded - so our Chapter's support was instrumental in helping POST to get this necessary training operational.

Colorado POST was directed to establish standards to recognize and address incidents of abuse and exploitation of at-risk elders by identifying a training curriculum by January 1, 2014.  The legislative mandate requires each county sheriff and each municipal law enforcement agency to have at least one peace officer attend the training by January 1, 2015.  A number of POST approved presentations of the four hour training have been scheduled for the first six months of 2014.  The mandate for peace officers to be mandatory reporters of suspected elder abuse is July 1, 2014. COCFE helped fund this mandate with a $2,500 donation to assist with training aids, materials, and related items to help local law enforcement better serve the older adult population.  http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/departments/criminal_justice/post_board

 

Identity Theft Prevention - Document Shredding

The Colorado Chapter of ACFE has volunteered and sponsored various document shredding events over the years - helping to reduce identity theft.

9News Shred A-Thon - 2011

Shred-It Event - 2011
(The Colorado Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners was one of the sponsors of the United States Postal Services' "SHRED IT" event organized as part of the National Consumer Protection Week, 2011).

9News Shred A Thon - 2010

9News Shred A Thon - 2009

9News Shred A Thon - 2008

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