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 perpetrators of elder abuse.
NIJ learns from the people who work day-to-day with the issues. We sponsor meetings, workshops, and working groups that bring together researchers, policymakers, technologists, and practitioners.
These meetings generate a rich exchange of ideas. They guide future research and help ensure that NIJ's research, development and evaluation activities meet real-world needs.
Review the summaries or transcripts available for many of these meetings:
Development of Short-form Measures To Assess Four Types of Elder Mistreatment: Findings From an Evidence-based Study of APS Elder Abuse Substantiation Decisions
Protecting Victims of Elder Financial Exploitation: the Role of an Elder Abuse Forensic Center in Referring Victims for Conservatorship
Development and Validation of a Screening Protocol to Identify Elder Abuse in United States Emergency Departments
Understanding Elder Abuse: New Directions for Developing Theories of Elder Abuse Occurring in Domestic Settings
NIJ FY 13 Research and Evaluation on the Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Elderly Individuls and Residents of Residential Care Facilities
NIJ seeks proposals for research and evaluation related to abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly individuals and residents of residential care facilities. Research proposed may be focused at the State, local, tribal, Federal, or juvenile criminal justice policy, and practice levels. NIJ is interested in proposals that address gaps in the ability to prevent, detect, and respond to abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly individuals and people who live in residential care facilities.