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What is an EATF or Triad?

An Elder Abuse Task Force (EATF) is a regional, multidisciplinary community partnership that works toward the common goal of ending elder abuse and assisting abused older people. EATFs seek to educate the community about elder abuse, advocate for abused older people, and generate resources.

Members typically include domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, Legal Services for Maine Elders, law enforcement, Adult Protective Services, Area Agency on Aging, and others. There are several active EATF groups throughout Maine, and the groups generally meet once a month. Click on the link to the left to find an active group near you.

Triad is a national community policing initiative to meet the crime-safety needs of older people. Triad is not an acronym, rather it is a partnership of three: law enforcement professionals, older people, and community groups.

Triad has only two goals: 1) To reduce crimes against older people, and 2) To reduce the unwarranted fear of crime that older people often experience.

To find a Triad in your area, check the list under Find An Active Group Near You. If you don't see a group in your area, contact your local Sheriff’s office.