Civil Remedies for Empowering Victims of Elder Financial Exploitation

Source: California Elder Justice Coalition

Published: 2019

Summary:

The civil justice system offers victims of financial exploitation powerful tools for seeking justice. However, opportunities are often missed because victims don’t know their options or believe they are unaffordable. Service providers are often unprepared to direct victims to the civil system.  In 2014, the National Center for Victims of Crime hosted the Elder Financial Exploitation Roundtable, supported by the Huguette Clark Foundation for the Protection of Elders, that brought together experts and advocates from around the country to explore remedies for exploitation. Among the group’s recommendations was to craft model elder financial exploitation statutes. Following the event, NCVC was awarded additional funds to oversee the creation of model statutes.

This webinar describes the model statutes and provides participants with:

  • Information about key strategies available to hold perpetrators accountable, prevent future exploitation, and help victims rebuild their lives through civil action;
  • Insight that can help victims navigate the civil justice system; and
  • Strategies for strengthening financial abuse protections in their states and communities.

Panelists include:

Laura Cook 
Director, Training & Technical Assistance
The National Center for Victims of Crime
www.victimsofcrime.org

Matthew Andres
Clinical Assistant Professor & Director, Veterans Legal Clinic
University of Michigan Law School
https://www.law.umich.edu/clinical/veterans

This National Elder Justice Advocates Academy webinar is hosted by CEJC with support from the Huguette Clark Foundation for the Protection of Elders.

Video Record

Link: Civil Remedies for Empowering Victims of Elder Financial Exploitation

Topics: Financial Abuse

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

Audience: Caregivers, Finance, Multidisciplinary

Level: Advanced, Intermediate

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