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Indicators of Elder Abuse: A Training Curriculum for Probation and Parole Officers

In 2003, OVC awarded a cooperative agreement to the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) to develop a curriculum on indicators of elder abuse for community corrections professionals. APPA, in conjunction with the American Bar Association's Commission on Law and Aging, and Justice Solutions, Inc., collaborated to develop Identifying and Responding to Elder Abuse: The Vital Role of Community Corrections Professionals. The curriculum was pilot tested in four geographically diverse regions of the country and revised to incorporate the participants' feedback. The curriculum underwent a peer review by experts in the field and was further refined and finalized. Training based on this finalized curriculum is being offered through the National Victim Assistance Academy in December 2007. In 2006, APPA also received a cooperative agreement to develop an online distance training course based on this curriculum. APPA anticipates that the distance training course will be offered through its Web site by summer 2008. Find out more about APPA's online training opportunities.

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