Accountability and Rebuilding- A Panel Discussion on Restorative Responses to Elder Abuse

Source: National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)

Published: 2021

Summary:

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.

Link: Accountability and Rebuilding- A Panel Discussion on Restorative Responses to Elder Abuse

Topics: Multidisciplinary, Overview/General, Prevention, Reporting, Screening/Assessment

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Community, Multidisciplinary, Social Services

Level: Basic, Intermediate

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