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Mission statement

VCPEA is a Coalition of individuals and organizations working cooperatively through public awareness, advocacy, and education to assure older Virginians a life free of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. 

Since 1993, VCPEA has been a leader in promoting awareness, training, and advocacy on behalf of Virginia's abused, neglected, or exploited adults. VCPEA seeks to:

  • Promote a greater public understanding and awareness of the problems of elder abuse.
  • Promote improvement of the quality and the availability of services to vulnerable adults.
  • Encourage the development of services and programs to protect elders and adults with disabilities who are abused, neglected or exploited, or at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation.

The Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Inc. (VCPEA) is a non-profit, all volunteer coalition of individuals and agency representatives committed to improving the lives of older Virginians. Our Board of Directors represents a variety of organizations and professions. We are service providers, practitioners, educators, and trainers. We represent the areas of law enforcement, social services, community mental health, academic programs, programs for the aging, health professions, state and local government, and legal advocacy.


VCPEA is a 501(c)(3) organization under the federal tax code and is also registered with Virginia’s Office of Consumer Affairs.