Prosecution of Financial Exploitation Cases: Lessons from an Elder Abuse Forensic Center

Source: National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)

Published: 2014

Summary:

In this presentation, Dr. Adria Navarro and Dr. Kathleen Wilber discuss findings from their study that examines effectiveness when APS uses a novel multidisciplinary team (MDT)—an elder abuse forensic center—to increase prosecution of elder financial abuse crimes. Findings from this study of APS recipients between 2007-2009 found a ten times greater likelihood of cases being submitted to the District Attorney’s office. The researchers shared the process used by the forensic center team to determine whether prosecution should become a case goal. Click to access the main website

Supplemental Materials:

Link: Prosecution of Financial Exploitation Cases: Lessons from an Elder Abuse Forensic Center

Topics: Financial Abuse, Legal, Multidisciplinary

Access: Download, Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

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

Level: Basic

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