Elderly Person

U.S. Dept of Justice Launches the Elder Justice Website

http://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/

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.