The Role of Judges in an Elder Abuse Case

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August 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join the EJI webinar on August 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. eastern time, as Judge Karen Howze discusses the dynamics of elder abuse, relevant issues such as cognitive capacity, expert witnesses that may be required, reasonable courtroom accommodations, the advantages of elder abuse multidisciplinary teams, and the importance of judicial leadership on the issue of elder abuse.

Judges play a critical role in adjudicating the wide array of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation cases that come before them. Elder abuse and fraud enter courtrooms both directly in civil and criminal cases, as well as indirectly (e.g., in the context of a guardianship proceeding), so there are many critical issues to discuss.

OVC’s Training and Technical Assistance Center ( OVC TTAC) provides training to support professional development, enhance services to the community, and expand outreach to underserved victims of crime.