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NCJ Number: 121546 Find in a Library
Title: Elder Abuse and Neglect: The Illinois Response
Corporate Author: Illinois Dept of Aging
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Dept of Aging
Springfield, IL 62701
Sale Source: Illinois Dept of Aging
421 East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Illinois Elder Abuse Demonstration Program Act, 1984 established projects to determine the most appropriate way to assist older persons who are abused and neglected.
Abstract: Three models were tested at four sites: 1) Child Abuse, Mandatory Reporting Model, 2) Legal Intervention Model, and 3) Advocacy Model. Findings from the program recognized that the victim of elder abuse and neglect is an adult in a vulnerable position and that intervention is required. Certain services were identified as necessary enhancements to existing services. The report recommended an administrative structure involving coordination between agencies and providers. When the three year demonstration period expired, the legislature did not appropriate funds for 1988 which would have established a program modeled on the least intrusive Advocacy Model. Therefore the Department of Aging responds to cases of elder abuse on an ad hoc basis. At the time of the report (October 1987) Illinois had not enacted legislation addressing the problem of elder abuse and neglect.
Main Term(s): Elder Abuse
Index Term(s): Illinois; Program financing
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