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Resources and Links

Local or Regional

Broome County Family Violence Prevention Council

Coalition on Elder Abuse in Dutchess County Resource List

When Elder Abuse May be a Concern: Resources in Dutchess County

Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City

Eddy Haven for Abused Elderly

Erie County Council on Elder Abuse

Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention
at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale


Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York   


Lifespan of Greater Rochester

New York City Elder Abuse Center

New York City Elder Abuse Network

Oneida County Elder Abuse Coalition

Pace Women's Justice Center

Syracuse Area Domestic & Sexual Violence Coalition
Elder Abuse Committee


New York State

2010 New York State Elder Abuse Summit Report

New York Prosecutors Training Institute (NYPTI)

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault

New York State Department of Financial Services

New York State Department of State 

Division of Consumer Protection

New York State Legislature

New York State Office for the Aging
(provides links to all local offices)

New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services

New York State Office of Children and Family Services
(provides links to all local offices)

New York State Office of Victim Services

NY Connects (provides links to all local points of contact)

Under the Radar: New York Elder Abuse Prevalence Study


Other States

University of California, Irvine Center of Excellence
on Elder Abuse & Neglect

Utah Cost of Financial Exploitation Study



American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Elder Justice Coalition

Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Project

MetLife Study of Elder Financial Abuse –


National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)

National APS Resource Center

National Center for State Courts

National Center for Victims of Crime

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)

National Institute on Aging

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

United States Administration on Aging

United States Department of Justice (DOJ)



International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)

World Privacy Forum





Jan 2016 NYS OCFS Adult Services E-Newsletter - 2015 Highlights from Around the State     

read June 2016 newsletter

read Jan 2016 newsletter

read Sept 2014 newsletter 

read March 2015 newsletter



NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

subscribe to OPDV bulletins



June 2016 FBI Public Service Alert

Increase in Complaints Related to Technical Support Scams

read details in FBI document - Technical Details, Variations & Trends, Additional Treats, Defense & Mitigation, Filing a Complaint



Gov Cuomo Announces $6.2 Million for Sexual Assault & DV Programs

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


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


Intimate Partner Violence in Later Life - read guest article by Scott Speanburg, NYS OPDV

For additional information:

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (NYS OPDV)


NYS OPDV information regarding older adults


NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV)


National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)


In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life


NYS Office of Children & Family Services, Adult Services Newsletters

read Sept 2014 newsletter 

read March 2014 newsletter  

read Sept 2013 newsletter

read Spring 2013 newsletter

read Fall 2012 newsletter



2013 Nationwide Survey of Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Elderly and/or Vulnerable Persons

Mandatory Reporting Chart updated Nov 2013


Public Hearings

NYS Assembly Public Hearings on Financial Abuse - Dec 11 & Dec 5

Committees on Aging and Banks


Committees on Codes and Judiciary


Archived Hearing Transcripts/Video

select 2011-2012 Legislative Session;

choose View all Hearing video ...; click on Submit; scroll down to Dec 11 & Dec 5 hearings



U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing America's Invisible Epidemic:

Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

connect to webcast & documents


Laws & Legislation


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 2014 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 - change date to 2014

A.8780/S.7188 Signed by Governor on Sept 4, 2014 

     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



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