U.S.Justice Department Resources for Combating Elder Abuse

September 8, 2014

U.S. Department of Justice Launches the Elder Justice Website
The site offers resources for victims, family members, prosecutors, researchers, and anyone who works with older adults.

· Victims and family members will find information about how to report elder abuse and financial exploitation in all 50 states and the territories.
· Federal, State, and local prosecutors will find three different databases containing sample pleadings and statutes.
· Researchers in the elder abuse field may access a database containing bibliographic information for thousands of articles and reviews.
· Practitioners -- including professionals of all types who work with elder abuse and its consequences -- will find information about resources available to help them prevent elder abuse and assist those who have already been abused, neglected or exploited.

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