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GET SAFE's FY23 Elopement Prevention and Response Education for at-risk individuals, community members, and law enforcement in the state of California.

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Orange County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $149,325)

As rates of autism and dementia increase, the number of people who may elope from a safe location also increases. Unfortunately, California does not have a unifying method to locate, identify, and reunite elopers with their loved ones. As the sole applicant on this request, GET SAFE will develop and deliver a person-centered prevention and recovery training program for law enforcement, emergency dispatchers, caregivers and service professionals, and at-risk individuals. This would create the first statewide coordinated effort among these groups to reduce instances of injury and death in missing Californians with autism or dementia.

Date Created: September 27, 2023