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Prosecuting Cases of Elder Abuse

June, 2010

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.

Research Meetings and Workshops

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:

NIJ FY 13 Research and Evaluation on the Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Elderly Individuls and Residents of Residential Care Facilities

Closing Date

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.