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Prosecuting Cases of Elder Abuse

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This panel will feature NIJ-funded research that has direct, practical implications for the prosecution of elder abuse cases. Panelists will present findings from a study of prosecutors in three states that examined the factors that influenced their decisions to prosecute elder financial abuse cases. The panel will also provide the results from an evaluation of five innovative court-based models that target those who perpetrate of elder abuse. A prosecutor from King County (located in Seattle) will discuss how these studies can assist criminal justice system professionals in pursuing cases of elder abuse.


Andy Mao, Senior Counsel for Health Care Fraud and Elder Justice, Civil Fraud Section, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Shelly Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 
Lori Stiegel, Senior Attorney, Commission on Law and Aging, American Bar Association, Washington, D.C. 
Page Ulrey, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County Prosecutor's Office, Seattle

Date Created: March 27, 2014