Elder Justice Initiative (EJI)

Elder Justice Initiative (EJI)

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Press Release
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January 17th, 2018
Caption: 
Defendant charged elderly woman $3.5 million for spiritual cleansing and exorcisms


Elder abuse is a complex issue that intersects with many disciplines.

Elder abuse can happen to anyone.  It affects people of every ethnic background, gender, and financial status. 

Abused seniors are 3x more likely to diw than non-abused seniors. Cognative decline is a risk factor for elder abuse, including financial exploitation. Approximately 1 in 10 senior is abused each year.  Abused seniors are more likely to be placed in nursing homes than non-abused seniors. Elder abuse is dramatically underreported. Only 1 in every 23 cases gets reported to Adult Protective Services.

 


 
You are a front line defender against elder abuse. 

Everyone has a role in preventing and combatting elder abuse. We have tools and guidance that can help you effectively take action.

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Prosecutors

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Law Enforcement

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Victim Specialists

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Multidisciplinary Teams

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Researchers

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Older Americans, Families, and Caregivers

 

 

Visit our Outreach page to see how we can support your elder justice work.

Take impactful elder abuse messaging to your community with our ready-to-use, research rich elder abuse presentations and pamphlets

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Community Presentations

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Elder Abuse Pamphlets

Take your elder justice work to the next level with targeted professional training
 

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