Special Feature: Elder Abuse - Additional Information and Resources

Publications and Other Materials

Elder Abuse Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Core Data Elements
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January 2016
Evaluating the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center
National Institute of Justice, December 2015
Understanding Elder Abuse
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, December 2015
Building Consensus on Research Priorities in Elder Mistreatment
Department of Justice, July 2015
A Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2014
National Institute of Justice, December 2014
Crimes Against the Elderly, 2003-2013
Bureau of Justice Statistics, November 2014
Evaluating the Cost Effectiveness of the Elder Abuse Forensic Center Model
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2014
The Elder Justice Roadmap: A Stakeholder Initiative to Respond to an Emerging Health, Justice, Financial and Social Crisis
Department of Justice- and Department of Health and Human Services-Sponsored, July 2014
Elder Mistreatment: Using Theory in Research (Meeting Summary)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2014
Evaluating the Elder Abuse Forensic Center Model
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2014
Documentation of Resident to Resident Elder Mistreatment in Residential Care Facilities
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2014
Legal Issues Related to Elder Abuse: A Pocket Guide for Law Enforcement
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2014
Elder Justice: More Federal Coordination and Public Awareness Needed
U.S. Government Accountability Office, July 2013
Elder Justice: Federal Government Has Taken Some Steps but Could Do More to Combat Elder Financial Exploitation
U.S. Government Accountability Office, May 2013
Elder Justice Interagency Working Group: Participating Federal Departments and Agencies—Mission Statements and Agency Activities Relevant to Elder Justice
Elder Justice Coordinating Council, May 2013
Developing End-User Criteria and a Prototype for an Elder Abuse Assessment System
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2012
Developing an Actuarial Risk Assessment to Inform Decisions Made by Adult Protective Services Workers
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 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, May 2012
Elder Abuse Cases: Proposed Performance Measures for Courts
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, May 2012
Prosecuting Elder Abuse Cases: Basic Tools and Strategies
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, May 2012
Prosecuting Elder Abuse Cases: Proposed Performance Measures
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, May 2012
Prosecution Guide to Effective Collaboration on Elder Abuse
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, May 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
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
Congressional Report on the Feasibility of Establishing a Uniform National Database on Elder Abuse
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 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

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.
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 Justice (NIJ): Elder Abuse
The Elder Abuse section of the NIJ website 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:
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): Elder Abuse/Mistreatment
The Elder Abuse/Mistreatment section of the OVC website provides information and resources to help bring greater awareness to the crime of elder abuse and mistreatment.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): HELP for Victim Service Providers
View the transcripts from earlier sessions including: Elder Abuse in the LGBTQ Community (June 2015), 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).
U.S. Department of Justice: Elder Justice Initiative
This site serves as a resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families; practitioners who serve them; law enforcement agencies and prosecutors; and researchers seeking to understand and address this silent epidemic plaguing our nation's elders.

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