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Publications and Other Materials

Understanding Elder Maltreatment
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013

Elder Justice: More Federal Coordination and Public Awareness Needed
U.S. Government Accountability Office, July 2013

A Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2012
National Institute of Justice, December 2012

Developing End-User Criteria and a Prototype for an Elder Abuse Assessment System
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2012

Elder Justice Interagency Working Group: Participating Federal Departments and Agencies — Mission Statements and Agency Activities Relevant to Elder Justice
Elder Justice Coordinating Council, October 2012

National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Elder Abuse
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center, September 2012

Violent Crime against the Elderly Reported by Law Enforcement in Michigan, 2005-2009
Bureau of Justice Statistics, June 2012

Court Guide to Effective Collaboration on Elder Abuse
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2012

Elder Abuse Cases: Proposed Performance Measures for Courts
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2012

Prosecuting Elder Abuse Cases: Basic Tools and Strategies
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2012

Prosecuting Elder Abuse Cases: Proposed Performance Measures
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2012

Prosecution Guide to Effective Collaboration on Elder Abuse
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2012

Utility of Whole-Body Computed Tomography Imaging in Post Mortem Detection of Elder Abuse and Neglect: Comparison With and Potential Substitution for Standard Autopsy
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2011

Theoretical Model Development in Elder Mistreatment
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2011

People with Dementia as Witnesses to Emotional Events
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2011

Elder Justice: Stronger Federal Leadership Could Enhance National Response to Elder Abuse
U.S. Government Accountability Office, March 2011

Responding to Elder Abuse: What Community Corrections Should Know (Video)
Office for Victims of Crime, August 2010

Responding to Elder Abuse: What Judges and Court Personnel Should Know (Video)
Office for Victims of Crime, August 2010

Responding to Elder Abuse: What Law Enforcement Should Know (Video)
Office for Victims of Crime, August 2010

Elder Abuse Emerges from the Shadows of Public Consiousness
National Institute of Justice, April 2010

Research in Action: An Elder Abuse Study Impacts How Law Enforcement Work Their Cases (Video)
National Institute of Justice, June 2009

Bruising as a Forensic Marker of Physical Elder Abuse
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2009

First Response to Victims of Crime (Video)
Office for Victims of Crime, April 2008

First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers
Office for Victims of Crime, April 2008

Statewide Profile of Abuse of Older Women and the Criminal Justice Response (Final Report)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2008

2005 Survey of State Units on Aging: Utilization of Elder Abuse Prevention Funding Under Title VII, Chapter 3 of the Older Americans Act
National Center on Elder Abuse, July 2007

Communities Make a Difference: Local Elder Abuse Coalitions at Work
National Center on Elder Abuse, July 2007

Creating Effective Local Elder Abuse Prevention Networks: A Planning Guide
National Center on Elder Abuse, July 2007

Respecting Diversity: Reaching Out Through Local Elder Abuse Prevention Networks
National Center on Elder Abuse, July 2007

Elder Abuse in the United States
National Institute of Justice, November 2006

Bruising in the Geriatric Population
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2006

Elderly Victims of Sexual Abuse and Their Offenders
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2006

The 2004 Survey of State Adult Protective Services: Abuse of Vulnerable Adults 18 Years of Age and Older
National Center on Elder Abuse, February 2006

What Every Faith Congregation Needs to Know About Elder Abuse
National Center on Elder Abuse, September 2005

15 Questions & Answers About Elder Abuse
National Center on Elder Abuse, July 2005

Fact Sheet: Elder Abuse Prevalence and Incidence
National Center on Elder Abuse, March 2005

Crimes Against Persons Age 65 or Older, 1993-2002
Bureau of Justice Statistics, January 2005

Analysis of 2004 State Legislation Amending Adult Protective Services Laws
National Center on Elder Abuse, 2005

Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams: A Replication Manual
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, 2005

Filling the Gaps: Adult Protective Services Resource Development
National Center on Elder Abuse, 2005

An Adult Protective Services View of Collaborative Efforts With Mental Health Services
National Center on Elder Abuse, October 2004

Preventing and Responding to Abuse of Elders in Indian Country
National Indian Council on Aging, June 2004

Multidisciplinary Elder Abuse Prevention Teams: A New Generation
National Center on Elder Abuse, September 2003

Public Health and Aging: Nonfatal Physical Assault--Related Injuries Among Persons Aged 60 Years Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments --- United States, 2001
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 2003

Problems Facing Adult Protective Services Programs and the Resources Needed to Resolve Them
National Center on Elder Abuse, January 2003

A National Look at Elder Abuse Multidisciplinary Teams
National Center on Elder Abuse, 2003

National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA): Victimization of the Elderly
National Victim Assistance Academy, June 2002

Sentinels: Reaching Hidden Victims. Project Final Report
National Center on Elder Abuse, May 2002

Results From an Elder Abuse Prevention Experiment in New York City
National Institute of Justice, September 2001

Our Aging Population: Promoting Empowerment, Preventing Victimization, and Implementing Coordinated Interventions
Office of Justice Programs, December 2000

How to Answer Those Tough Questions about Elder Abuse
National Center on Elder Abuse, No Publication Date Indicated

Related Resources

Administration on Aging (AoA)
The Administration on Aging (AoA) works to help elderly individuals maintain their dignity and independence in their homes and communities through comprehensive, coordinated, and cost effective systems of long-term care, and livable communities across the United States.

Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect
The Center of Excellence serves as a central source of technical assistance, best practice information, multidisciplinary training, useful research, and relevant policy issues related to elder abuse and neglect.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Injuries Among Older Adults
This section of the CDC Web site provides links to information and research about elder abuse and maltreatment and other issues causing injury among older adults.

Elder Abuse Toolkits for Prosecutors and Courts
Sponsored in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the elder abuse toolkits were designed to provide general guidance on how to effectively prosecute cases and improve court responses. Included are forms and checklists that jurisdictions can modify to match state legal requirements and local terminology and resources.

Elder Justice Coordinating Council (EJCC)
EJCC coordinates activities related to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation across the Federal government. EJCC’s Elder Justice Interagency Working Group brings together Federal officials responsible for carrying out elder justice activities including elder abuse prevention, research, grant and program funding, and prosecution.

National Adult Protective Services Resource Center (NAPSRC)
Funded by a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging, NAPSRC provides training and technical assistance to adult protective services (APS) programs and professionals throughout the United States. NAPSRC activities focus on practice-based research and education, including hosting training webinars; reporting on promising practices in APS; providing technical assistance to federal, state and local agencies; and hosting a listserv to communicate directly with APS professionals nationally as well as to provide peer support.

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Aging, NCEA serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. The NCEA site contains legislation, FAQs, and publications, as well as state and national statistics relating to elder abuse.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Effectively Managing Aging and Geriatric Offenders
NIC provides training, technical assistance, and information about corrections-related topics, including effective ways to manage and care for special populations. This includes information on managing aging offenders in incarcerated settings.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Elder Abuse
The Elder Abuse section of the NIJ Web site provides information about and research on elder abuse and related topics. Also see the Elder Justice Rountable page to view information on the following issues: detecting and diagnosing elder abuse and neglect, applying the forensic science, educating the healthcare profession, and developing a research agenda.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Conference
During the 2009 and 2010 NIJ Conferences, the following sessions related to elder abuse were presented and have been made available as audio recordings:

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Expert Chats
NIJ and the Harvard's Government Innovator's Network bring you a wide variety of crime and justice-related expert chats. Sit at your computer and listen when experts in the field discuss the latest issues, including the following discussions related to elder abuse (Note: you must register to listen to these chats. Registration is free):

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
The NIA, which is one of the Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): HELP for Victim Service Providers
The OVC HELP for Victim Service Providers Web Forum is a place where victim service providers and allied professionals can connect to peers, share ideas about best practices, and help change lives. View the transcripts from earlier sessions including: Assisting Older Victims of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (February 2012), Serving Older Victims of Financial Abuse (July 2010), Serving Elder Abuse Victims in Indian Country (November 2009), Assisting Victims of Domestic Abuse in Later Life (June 2008), and Elder Abuse (March 2006).

For additional publications on this topic, conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database and visit the following sections of our site:

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