Elder Abuse

The statistics are just astonishing.

1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have been the victims of elder abuse. Further, "The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that for every case known to programs and agencies, 24 were unknown."

Half of all adults with dementia experience abuse and/or neglect.

And in 60% of all cases, the perpetrator is a family member.

While it's true that many cases of elder abuse go unreported due to the victim's own embarrassment or feared implications to family members/caregivers, many cases of elder abuse are never identified because, on the surface, the cases are often initially seen as "merely civil matters."

 

The Justice Clearinghouse covers the topic of Elder Abuse on a regular basis: through the webinars we hold, the articles we write, as well as the articles we curate from other respected sources. 

Begin or enhance your knowledge about elder abuse by reviewing some of the information below.

Upcoming Webinars

Philip Marshall
01 / 18 / 2018

The Brooke Astor story will be chronicled to address elder abuse and elder financial exploitation – and to showcase recent advances in elder justice. Subjects covered in the webinar will [...]

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Ask Me Anything Elder Abuse
Paul Greenwood
03 / 27 / 2018

Whether you’re a seasoned justice professional or new to the field, everyone needs a sage resource they can turn to for advice on niche topics – and elder [...]

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Community Based Safety Nets for Victims of Elder Abuse
Jacke Schroeder
04 / 12 / 2018

Most APS and domestic violence programs don’t have the resources to provide the appropriate, comprehensive emergency services needed for elders’ safety, medical, mental, emotional and social needs.&[...]

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Comparing Community Models & Responses to Elder Abuse
Lisa M. Piccinini
06 / 14 / 2018

Elder abuse cannot be neatly handled by one profession. In fact, successful efforts to combat elder abuse rely on multiple professionals from different disciplines coming together to serve common clients.&[...]

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Upstandership Elder Justice
Philip Marshall
07 / 24 / 2018

UpstandershipTM is an ethic and practice of engagement and empowerment of society and self to stand up to chronic and acute injustice.  Every facet of justice informs, and is [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Philip Marshall

The Brooke Astor story will be chronicled to address elder abuse and elder financial exploitation – and to showcase recent advances in elder justice. Subjects covered in the webinar will [...]

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Brenda K. Uekert

Few elder abuse cases enter the court labeled as crimes.  Instead, elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation most often appear as underlying factors in a variety of civil, family [...]

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Paul Greenwood

Drawing upon his 21 years experience of prosecuting both physical and financial elder abuse and neglect felony cases, Paul will highlight some common misconceptions that often hinder the pursuit of justice [...]

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Jim Seeger
Hilary Weinberg

In 1960, a person could expect to live until they were about 69. Today? “Sixty is the new 50.” With better health care, diet and exercise, most of us are living [...]

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Articles

Brooke Astor
Christina McCale

It's easy to believe that elder abuse can only happen to certain populations of society. But the reality is that elder abuse doesn't discriminate; no elder is immune. [...]

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Few elder abuse cases enter the court labeled as crimes.  Instead, elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation most often appear as underlying factors in a variety of civil, family and [...]

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The Justice Clearinghouse
Based on a webinar, this infographic discusses the myths of elder abuse and how prosecutors and investigators can overcome them to better protect elders.
Broken Glasses
Christina McCale

The statistics are just astonishing.   1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have been the victims of elder abuse. Further, "The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found [...]

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elderly person
Christina McCale

We all will grow older. But that doesn't mean that as older people, we should become victims to elder abuse. But according to recent statistics, all too often, that [...]

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Christina McCale

Experts say that as many as 5 million elderly people are abused on an annual basis.  Even more tragically, the New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that for [...]

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This infographic, based on a webinar, provides the key types of elder abuse, its frequency, and how justice professionals can identify it.
National Center on Elder Abuse
Christina McCale

  With better health care, diet and exercise, most Americans are living longer: on average  78 years  – but can reach to an average of  89 years for [...]

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Our Subject Matter Experts

Meet the people who present on this topic
Philip Marshall

In 2006, after years of increasing concern, Philip Marshall, with the help of others, sought a petition for guardianship (which was awarded) for his grandmother, Brooke Astor, who was a victim [...]

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Lisa M. Piccinini

Lisa M. Piccinini, Esq., is a staff attorney at Maryland Legal Aid, where she is part of the Victims Assistance Project.  Operating under the Victims of Crime Act, Ms. [...]

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Jacke Schroeder
Jacke Schroeder

Jacke L. Schroeder, LCSW-C, holds a dual Master’s degree in Administration and Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland.  Ms. Schroeder has over 30 years of substantive [...]

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Brenda K. Uekert
Brenda K. Uekert

Brenda K. Uekert (Ph.D.), Principal Court Research Consultant at the National Center for State Courts, has worked extensively in the areas of elder issues, domestic violence, and problem-solving courts.  [...]

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Paul Greenwood
Paul Greenwood

Paul Greenwood is a Deputy District Attorney of the San Diego County Attorney's Office, and head of the Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit. He has been involved in the prosecution of [...]

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Maricopa County Attorney's Office
Jim Seeger
Jim Seeger is the Assistant Family Bureau Chief for the Maricopa County Attorney’s office.
Maricopa County Attorney's Office
Hilary Weinberg

Hilary Weinberg has been with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office since July of 1999. Prior to this, she spent four and a half years with the City of Tucson, [...]

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