DOJ, HHS Publish Elder Justice Roadmap to Fight Elder Abuse
August 1, 2014 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
Calling it "an important milestone for elder justice," the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have jointly issued the Elder Justice Roadmap, a suite of resources and tools intended to combat elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. The road map was developed in consultation with experts following a series of nationwide summits on the topic. Resources include a series of online training modules supported by DOJ that address what lawyers should know about elder abuse, practical and ethical strategies to use when facing challenges in this area, and a primer on domestic violence and sexual assault.