Accountability and Rebuilding- A Panel Discussion on Restorative Responses to Elder Abuse
Source: National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)
The victim’s refusal to cooperate and other evidentiary challenges may pose a significant barrier to investigating and prosecuting elder abuse. In other instances, family members – particularly parents – who have participated in prosecution may seek to repair relationships damaged by the abuse, the legal process, or both. Might restorative practices such as mediation and peacemaking be utilized to hold a wrongdoer accountable to and rebuild relationships with the victim, family, and community in such cases? In what circumstances might these approaches provide an appropriate complement to law enforcement?
Panelists representing prosecution, victim services, peacemaking, and mediation will provide a concise foundation for this interactive discussion of the potential benefits, drawbacks, and limitations of using restorative practices to address elder abuse.
Topics: Mandatory Reporting, Multidisciplinary Teams, Overview/General, Prevention/Intervention, Screening/Assessment
Intended Use: Self-directed Learning
Audience: Community, Social Services
Level: Basic, Intermediate