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Governor Cuomo Announces $6.2 Million for Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Programs

     Funding from the Federal Violence Against Women Act will support victim services, law enforcement and court programs - giving 90 community organizations, hospitals, police departments and district attorneys' offices throughout the state the opportunity to enhance services and protections for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

read Governor's announcement with quotes from many community leaders around the state

complete list of NYS Federal VAWA grant awards by category & region

 

Legal Issues Related to Elder Abuse: Pocket Guide & Desk Guide

New Free Tools Available for Law Enforcement Officials - great resource for others also

With funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the American Bar Association Commission on Law & Aging has produced two new publications on legal issues related to elder abuse.  flyer with overview of the Guides

     These new national guides were produced to help law enforcement better detect possible elder abuse situations, but the very useful information in the guides will also provide all professionals who work with older adults additional tools to help combat elder mistreatment and financial exploitation.

ABA Commission on Law & Aging website for more information

 

New OCFS Phone Number Makes Services for Vulnerable Older Adults More Accessible

     New Yorkers should now dial 1-844-697-3505 for the NYS Human Services Call Center (HSCC), which can answer questions about adult services, provide contact information for local APS, or take information regarding abuse, neglect, or exploitation of adults and send it to the local APS unit. As always, if someone is in immediate danger - call 911.

for more information including HSCC hours

 

New White House Conference on Aging Website

     I invite you to sign up for weekly updates about the 2015 Conference and participate in listening sessions and webinars that will be held in Washington, DC, and around the country in the lead-up to the conference. We want to hear your stories and thoughts about the issues and actions that are most important to you. I look forward to hearing from you!

                    -- Nora Super, Executive Director

                        White House Conference on Aging

visit the new White House Conference on Aging website

From the White House Conference website:

     Elder justice is important given that seniors, particularly the oldest older Americans, can be vulnerable to financial exploitation, abuse, and neglect. The Elder Justice Act was enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act, and we need to realize its vision of protecting seniors from scam artists and others seeking to take advantage of them.

also visit the USDOJ Elder Justice Website

 

Exciting New Initiatives

     We have to look at the increasing safety needs for at-risk elder individuals. Funding for elder abuse services is limited and the Children & Family Trust Fund is proud to be a constant voice to support community-driven services through numerous collaborations with partners across the state.

            -- Judy Richards, Program Director for the Trust Fund

Monroe, Suffolk and Westchester Counties are excited about their new initiatives supported, in part, by the NYS Children & Family Trust Fund, a program administered under NYS Office of Children & Family Services.

information about these innovative programs & services

 

New York State Elder Abuse Prevention Training Manual

Introductory guide to help raise awareness among all professional groups who come in contact with older adults. Contains general information that is important for everyone to know, as well as additional resources.

Includes specific information on financial exploitation, the fastest growing form of abuse - often involving other forms of abuse and often the most devastating for the older victim.

Shining Light on the Hidden Problem of Elder Abuse

 

Powerful Video - Shining Light on the Hidden Problem of Elder Abuse

A Victim's Story in Her Own Words

click on the video to hear her story

 

Identity Theft Kit

Useful Guide for Victims of ID Theft

Identity Theft Kit for Victims of Identity Theft

 

Elder Justice Roadmap Project Report

     For links to the Executive Summary, Full Report and Appendices, as well as links to many other Federal Government Reports & Publications click here   New

 

Financial Exploitation of Older Adults: A Population-Based Prevalence Study

     In 2008-2009, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Weill Cornell Medical College, and NYC Department of the Aging conducted the first statewide prevalence study of elder abuse with funding from the NYS Children and Family Trust Fund, administered under NYS OCFS (Under the Radar: New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study).

     A recently published paper (Dr. Janey Peterson, lead author) provides in-depth analysis of the study results, focusing on the prevalence of financial exploitation.

more information on the Research & Training page

 

NYS Coalition on Elder Abuse

If you are interested in joining the New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse, please fill out and return a membership form. The Coalition is based in New York, but often addresses elder abuse issues that have national or international interest.

more information about the Coalition & a copy of the form

 

Please Note: several listings that were originally on this page have been moved to the Resources & Links page for ongoing reference

 

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In The News

Serial Scammer Accused of Targeting the Elderly

read Rochester D & C article

 

Arrest of Nurse Accused of Striking Elderly Resident in Dutchess Co Nursing Home

read press release

Go to Regional Coalitions or Resources & Links page (tabs above) for link to Dutchess Co EA Resource List

 

Manhattan U.S. Attorney & FBI Assistant Director Announce Charges Against Brooklyn Man in Scheme to Defraud Elderly Victims Across the United States

read press release

 

Perspectives TV show host Pauline McCleary interviews Art Mason & Yvette Conyers on the growing concerns of elder mistreatment

watch the show - click on Shows tab to see archived program

 

Multiple agencies working together in Ontario County

Successful prosecution involving abuse of power of attorney

read article

Successful prosecution of hospital employee who preyed on kindness of vulnerable victim

read Oct 12 article

Arrest of grandson accused of stealing from grandparents

read Oct 17 article

 

Bank heads-up keys quick arrest

Home aide who tried to cash man's checks accused of murder

read Feb 7 article

read Feb 9 article

read Feb 22 article

 

White Collar Crime Task Force

An initiative of the NYS District Attorney Association

 

Sweeping recommendations, including procedural changes & amendments to NYS laws governing prosecution of corruption, cybercrime, ID theft, money laundering, and fraud - including elder fraud.

Task Force Press Release

Full Report

Appendix with amendments

Legislation introduced in response to Task Force recommendations: A.8777/S.7177;  A.8778/S.7179; A.8779/S.7178;  A.8780/S.7188; A8781/S.7187

to access these bills

A.8780/S.7188 Signed by Governor on Sept 4  New!

     Allows social worker or informal caregiver to be present and give care to vulnerable elderly person during certain grand jury proceedings.

read 2014 Chap. 347

 

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

read Spring 2014 bulletin  

subscribe to OPDV bulletins

 

NYS Office of Children & Family Services, Adult Services Newsletters

read Sept 2014 newsletter  New!

 

 
 

Upcoming Events

National Center for Victims of Crime

Recognize, Report, and Recover

Webinar Series

Programs are recorded & archived

view list & details

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 Webinar

Now archived

Victim Service Providers Respond to Elder Financial Exploitation

Speakers: Liz Loewy & Merry O'Brien

recording, slides, & other materials now available

Fri, Dec 5, 2014 Webinar

1 - 2 pm ET

Friends & Family Respond to Elder Financial Exploitation

details & registration

 

Tues, Dec 16, 2014

9 am - 12:30 pm

Location for all programs: NYC

Workshop 2 - Trauma, Violence & Abuse in Later Life

JASA's Elder Abuse Training Institute 2014 - 2015 Series of Workshops

list of JASA's 2014 - 2015 workshops

 

Mon, Jan 12, 2015

2 pm - 3:30 pm ET

NAPSA / NCCD / NCPEA Research to Practice (R2P) Webinar

Forensic Markers of Elder Abuse & Neglect

Presenter: Laura Mosqueda, MD, FAAFP, AGSF

details & registration

direct link to flyer

 

Fri, June 12, 2015

9 am - 1 pm

Coalition on Elder Abuse in Dutchess County WEAAD Event

Poughkeepsie, NY

Save the Date flyer

 

  Archived Events

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Check the Regional Coalitions page for updated news & reports on some of the events that were held throughout New York State and Nationally in recognition of WEAAD 2014

Regional Coalitions page

 

Archived copy of the April 23 Webinar

Elder Justice Initiative: Action and Advocacy from the Grassroots Up

archived webinar

Elder Justice Coalition website

 

National Crime Victims' Rights Week

30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice

watch NYS OVS Crime Victims' Rights video

U.S. DOJ, Office for Victims of Crime website - check for ongoing updates regarding 2015 events & information

National Crime Victims Resource Guide

 

NAPSA/NCPEA/NCCD Webinars

APS Research to Practice Webinar Series covering a variety of interesting topics - over 15 webinars from 2010 thru 2014

recordings & copies of slides are available on NCCD's website

 

New & Archived Webinars

NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA)

information & registration

 

 

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New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse - Statewide Elder Abuse Outreach Effort

 

Formed by Lifespan to implement the New York State Elder Abuse Summit Action Agenda, the coalition is a multidisciplinary, statewide network of over 1,000 individuals, organizations and government agencies working together to protect older adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation. Through statewide outreach efforts, the Coalition serves as a catalyst for change, raising awareness and offering solutions for prevention and intervention through education, advocacy and research. Lifespan provides staff support for the Coalition.

 
 

Lifespan


The New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse is administered by Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc.
1900 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14618   Contact Us