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NCJ Number: NCJ 242194     Find in a Library
Title: Court Guide to Effective Collaboration on Elder Abuse
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Susan Keilitz, J.D. ; Brenda K. Uekert, Ph.D. ; Theresa Jones, M.A.
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 26
  Annotation: This document, created by the National Center for State Courts, is a guide for court participation in multidisciplinary efforts to address elder abuse.
Abstract: The guide suggests ways for courts to improve community responses to elder abuse, and to implement and improve multidisciplinary partnerships to address the needs of individual cases of elder abuse. The guide highlights the problem of elder abuse and the challenges that courts face in responding to the problem. The guide also discusses the role of courts in addressing the problem of elder abuse and the need for judicial leadership to ensure the success of courts’ efforts. In order to more successfully identify and address the problem of elder abuse, courts should implement the use of multidisciplinary partnerships. The guide discusses two common types of partnerships: case-based and systemic review. Case-based multidisciplinary partnerships are aimed at improving the handling of specific elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation cases. Systemic review multidisciplinary partnerships are aimed at bringing resources to and improving the response of criminal justice systems and community agencies to the entire problem of elder abuse, and not just individual cases. Three types of systemic review groups are discussed in the guide: multidisciplinary teams, elder fatality review teams, and financial abuse specialist teams. The guide also examines how courts can become involved in broader community-based efforts to address the problem of elder abuse.
Main Term(s): Elder Abuse
Index Term(s): Court reform ; Crimes against the elderly ; Courts ; Court procedures ; Elderly victims ; Elderly victim services ; Court social services ; Institutional elder abuse ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2008-DD-BX-0711
Sale Source: National Ctr for State Courts
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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