Justice Responses to Elder Abuse

Source: National Center for State Courts

Published: 2014


Justice Responses to Elder Abuse is a self-paced course offering a wide array of information and resources to address and reduce elder abuse.  It is designed for use by practitioners and members of the public alike.The course presents the latest research on aging issues, including physical, cognitive and emotional changes that increase an older person’s vulnerability to abuse.  Medical, prosecution and judicial experts explore the dynamics of elder abuse and highlight individual and systemic barriers to effective remedies for victims.  Practitioners in the justice system will discover how specific tools can improve access to justice and enhance outcomes for older victims of abuse.  The course units include a mix of expert presentations and discussions, video clips, interactive exercises and supplemental resources.  We invite you to participate at your own pace.

Link: Justice Responses to Elder Abuse

Topics: Cognition/Capacity, Financial Abuse, Legal, Multidisciplinary, Neglect, Overview/General, Physical Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Reporting, Sexual Abuse

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Advocates, Caregivers, Health Care, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services

Level: Advanced, Intermediate