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Upcoming Webinars

A Walk Through the MDT Guide and Toolkit


May 30, 2017

The Elder Justice Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of our new Multidisciplinary Team Guide and Toolkit. This toolkit is designed for anyone looking to create or grow an elder abuse MDT in their area, regardless of their experience with MDTs. The web-based toolkit is enhanced for use on mobile devises and contains easy to download PDF sample documents and citations.

Talitha Guinn-Shaver hosts a live walk through the toolkit in our upcoming webinar, covering topics including:

  • Layout and usability
  • Highlights from each chapter
  • Questions and feedback

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Elder Justice Initiative

Fill in the Blanks: A Webinar for Elder Abuse Case Review MDTs at Any Stage of Development

April 24, 2017

A conversation with elder abuse MDT coordinators who have made it happen; Allison Granata, LMSW, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc., Kelly Burnett, Deputy Attorney, City of Richmond, VA, and Talitha Guinn-Shaver, EJI MDT Technical Advisor about real problems and how to make an elder abuse case review MDT work.

Fill in the blanks – identify the challenges facing your MDT and move forward to find success. We will discuss diverse MDT models, common barriers, give tips for advancing your project, and answer YOUR questions.

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Runtime 1:00:22
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Elder Justice Initiative

Helping Law Enforcement Respond to Elder Abuse Quickly

March 8, 2017

Yolanda Campbell, Trial Attorney at DOJ Elder Justice Initiative, and Randy Thomas, law enforcement consultant and trainer, will highlight training materials and resources for state and local law enforcement officers, including:

  • Elder Abuse Sample Protocols and State Statutes
  • Training on Investigating Elder Abuse
  • Reporting Obligations

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Runtime :55:33
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Elder Justice Initiative

Introducing the Elder Justice Initiative Victim Specialist Resource Page

February 27th, 2017

Maria Shumar, DOJ Elder Justice Initiative Victim Specialist Consultant, and Keeley Frank, National Center for Victims of Crime, highlight how victim service providers can benefit from using the victim specialist webpage to assist older victims, including:

  • Crime victim resources, hotlines, and links to training on elder abuse
  • Victims' Rights Guidelines and reporting obligations
  • 'Ready to use' PowerPoint presentations with speaking guides for community outreach training
  • Webinars on what federal agencies are doing to help older victims

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Runtime :51:04
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Elder Justice Initiative

Elder Justice Prosecution Resources   

January 30, 2017   

Andy Mao, DOJ Elder Justice Initiative Coordinator, Page Ulrey, King County Prosecutor’s Office, and Paul R. Greenwood, San Diego District Attorney’s Office, highlight training materials and resources that help state and local prosecutors more easily prosecute elder abuse cases, including:

  • Training videos where experts offer practical strategies
  • A federal and state samples directory
  • An elder abuse law directory

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Runtime 1:00:47 
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Elder Justice Initiative

Introduction to the Elder Justice Website      

January 26, 2017

Susan Lynch, Senior Trial Attorney for DOJ Elder Justice Initiative, and Dr. Sid Stahl, DOJ Elder Justice Initiative, detail the tools and resources on ElderJustice.gov that support busy elder abuse professionals, including:

  • Information about elder abuse and where victims and their families can find help in English and Spanish
  • Training videos, webinars plus a dedicated elder abuse research database
  • The Elder Abuse Resource Roadmap to assist in reporting financial exploitation
  • A Press Room with announcements of DOJ elder justice cases in the news

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Runtime :56:46 
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Department of Homeland Security

Financial Crimes: Prevention and Protection

June, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducts investigations into financial crimes, especially those that target seniors. This webinar describes the role of Victim Assistance Specialists at the DHS Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and explains how they assist seniors and provide tips on how victim specialists can help seniors to avoid financial scams, including identity theft and telemarketing scams.

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Runtime :33:08 

United States Postal Inspection Service

Senior Victims of Financial Fraud

April, 2016

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigates scams that occur through the U.S. mail. This webinar focuses on two specific scams that target seniors: Romance Scams and Lottery Scams. This webinar discusses real case examples and how Postal Inspectors, Analysts, and Victim Specialists work together to help seniors.

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Runtime :37:04 

U.S. Attorney's Office

Working with Elderly Victims 

January 13, 2016

United States Attorneys’ Offices work on a wide array of matters that impact seniors.  This webinar focuses on special considerations for Assistant United States Attorneys and victim assistance personnel in working with elderly victims. Issues discussed include physical and cognitive issues that may impact the interview and trial testimony of elderly victims, the role of family members in speaking on behalf of the victim, identifying and responding to potential elder abuse, and the importance of teamwork in providing a cohesive and effective response to elderly victims. Physical, sexual, and financial abuse cases are also discussed.

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Runtime :33:18