Law Enforcement and Elder Abuse Investigations

Source: Elder Justice Initiative (EJI)

Published: 2024


Law enforcement is often the first to respond to a report of elder abuse. Yet many things are unique about responding to an elder abuse situation, from interviewing older adults to collecting evidence to figuring out if there might be a memory problem. In this session attendees will learn the essentials of elder abuse and will be introduced to a practical web-based tool (Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement, (EAGLE)) through a live demonstration. Using a case-based approach we will apply this new knowledge and examine law enforcement’s place in the larger context of other elder justice professionals. Emphasis will be placed on partnerships and collaborations that can make law enforcement investigations more productive.

Link: Law Enforcement and Elder Abuse Investigations

Topics: Legal, Multidisciplinary Teams, Screening/Assessment

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Legal/Law Enforcement