You are not alone - Victoria Police elder abuse campaign
Release date: Tue 11 August 2009
Last updated: Mon 20 December 2010
The Victoria Police 2009 You are not alone campaign aimed to build trusting relationships between police and senior Victorians.
Some senior Victorians feel as if there is no one to turn to when they are a victim of a crime or when they are placed in a situation where they feel at-risk, threatened or unsafe.
This is particularly true for those who feel disengaged from the wider community and do not actively socialise.
You are not alone aimed to build trusting relationships between police and older Victorians in order to encourage reporting of elder abuse.
Senior Rights Victoria research shows that elder abuse is most often committed by adult children, who may be carers or live with the victim.
There is a strong indication that perpetrators often suffer from mental health, drug, or alcohol-related issues.
Victims of elder abuse are typically reluctant to report this type of crime as they do not want to get their adult children into trouble or because they are dependent on the perpetrator for care or company.
You are not alone raised community awareness of elder abuse and encouraged Victorians to take action for senior Victorians in their community who may be victims of crime.
The You are not alone campaign was launched Friday, 2 October, 2009 in the lead-up to Victorian Seniors Week.
You are not alone postcards
The postcard also includes personal safety tips and encourages the recipient to write the telephone number of their local police station on to the postcard. DOWNLOAD POSTCARD
You are not alone posters
The poster includes the details for Crime Stoppers and emergency telephone number Triple Zero (000). DOWNLOAD POSTER