PROSECUTOR TRAINING & RESOURCES

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Critical elements of a successful elder abuse or neglect prosecution

This video series covers the many of the critical elements of investigating and prosecuting cases or elder abuse or neglect. These videos are available both here and on the Elder Justice Initiative YouTube channel



Elder Abuse Prosecutor video series topics

1. Investigation and Charging

2. Who in the Community is Involved and How They Can Help 

3. What Info Should I Have to Properly Handle These Cases?

4. How to Work with and Find Experts

5. Working with Older Victims

6. Other 

 

1.    Investigation and Charging
 

How Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Can Work Together

How Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Can Work Together

Featuring: Page Ulrey (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA), Paul Greenwood (Deputy District Attorney, San Diego, CA), Nadia Fiorini (Sergeant, Seattle Police Department), and Kathy Van Olst (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA)

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Overview of Adult Protective Services Investigations

Overview of Adult Protective Services Investigations

Featuring: Ricker Hamilton (Deputy Commissioner, Maine Department of Health and Human Services), Deborah Holt-Knight (New York City Adult Protective Services), Nadia Fiorini (Sergeant, Seattle Police Department)

Runtime :08:57  Play video

How Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Can Work with Adult Protective Services

How Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Can Work with Adult Protective Services  

Featuring: Ricker Hamilton (Deputy Commissioner, Maine Department of Health and Human Services) and Deborah Holt-Knight (New York City Adult Protective Services)

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2.    Who in the Community is Involved and How Can They Help?
 

Collaboration is Crucial

Collaboration is Crucial  

Featuring: Tara Patet (Prosecutor, City Attorney's Office, St. Paul, MN), Risa Breckman (Director, NYC Elder Abuse Center, New York, NY), Liz Loewy (Former Chief of Elder Abuse Unit, Manhattan District Attorney's Office, New York, NY), Page Ulrey (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA), Paul Greenwood (Deputy District Attorney, San Diego, CA)

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Victim Advocates Help Victims Navigate the Justice System

Victim Advocates Help Victims Navigate the Justice System  

Featuring: Tara Patet (Prosecutor, City Attorney's Office, St. Paul, MN), Paul Greenwood (Deputy District Attorney, San Diego, CA), Kathy Van Olst (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA), Ricker Hamilton (Deputy Commissioner, Maine Department of Health and Human Services), and Bonnie Brandl (Director, National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life, Madison, WI)

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Aging Services Network

Aging Services Network  

Featuring: Evelyn Laureano (Executive Director, Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project, New York, NY) and Bobbie Sackman (Advocate of Elder Rights, LiveOn NY, New York, NY)

Runtime :05:38  Play video 

 

3.    What Info Should I Have to Properly Handle These Cases?
 

Medical Aspects of Elder Abuse

Neglect and Pressure Ulcers

Neglect and Pressure Ulcers  

Featuring: Page Ulrey (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA), Dr. Veronica Lo Faso (Director of Geriatric Medical Education, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center)

Runtime :04:34 Play video

Physical Abuse, Falls and Bruising

Physical Abuse Falls and Bruising

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Rosen (Emergency Medicine Physician, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center)

Runtime :06:06 Play video

Role of Medical Records in an Elder Abuse Case

Role of Medical Records in an Elder Abuse Case  

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Rosen (Emergency Medicine Physician, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY), Kathy Van Olst (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA), Dr. Veronica Lo Faso (Director of Geriatric Medical Education, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center), Laura Mosqueda (Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California), and Page Ulrey (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA)

Runtime :08:35 Play video

Medical Evidence - Lab Tests and Radiologic Findings

Medical Evidence Lab Tests and Radiologic Findings  

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Rosen (Emergency Medicine Physician, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY) and Dr. Veronica Lo Faso (Director of Geriatric Medical Education, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center)

Runtime :08:34 Play video

 

Cognitive Capacity

Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

Dementia and Other Mild Cognitive Impairment   

Featuring: Dr. Harry E. Morgan (President, the Center for Geriatric and Family Psychiatry, Glastonbury, CT), Karin Taifour (Case Manager, Geriatric Regional Assessment Team, Evergreen Health, Seattle, WA) and Liz Loewy (Former Chief of Elder Abuse Unit, Manhattan District Attorney's Office, New York, NY)

Runtime :04:45 Play video

Cognitive Capacity and Consent

Cognitive Capacity and Consent

Featuring: Dr. Harry E. Morgan (President, the Center for Geriatric and Family Psychiatry, Glastonbury, CT) and Karin Taifour (Case Manager, Geriatric Regional Assessment Team, Evergreen Health, Seattle, WA)

Runtime :10:57 Play video

Cognitive Capacity Evaluations and Screening Tools

Cognitive Capacity Evaluation and Screening Tools  

Featuring: Page Ulrey (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA), Dr. Harry E. Morgan (President, The Center for Geriatric and Family Psychiatry, Glastonbury, CT) and Dr. Veronica Lo Faso (Director of Geriatric Medical Education, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center)

Runtime :12:43 Play video

 

Consent and Other Common Defenses

Consent and Other Common Defenses  

Featuring: Page Ulrey (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA), Liz Loewy (Former Chief of Elder Abuse Unit, Manhattan District Attorney's Office, New York, NY), Paul Greenwood (Deputy District Attorney, San Diego, CA), Tara Patet (Prosecutor, City Attorney's Office, St. Paul, MN) and Arlene Markarian (Chief, Elder Abuse Unit/Domestic Violence Bureau, Kings County District Attorney's Office, Brooklyn, NY)

Runtime :09:11 Play video

Overcoming Defenses

 

Overcoming Defenses

Featuring: Page Ulrey (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA), Paul Greenwood (Deputy District Attorney, San Diego, CA), and Kathy Van Olst (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA)

Runtime :06:42 Play video  

Undue Influence

 

Undue Influence

Featuring: Page Ulrey (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA), Dr. Harry E. Morgan (President, The Center for Geriatric and Family Psychiatry, Glastonbury, CT), Liz Loewy (Former Chief of Elder Abuse Unit, Manhattan District Attorney's Office, New York, NY), Paul Greenwood (Deputy District Attorney, San Diego, CA)

Runtime :10:50 Play video  

 

4.    How to Work with and Find Experts 
 

Medical Experts and How to Find Them

Medical Experts and How to Find Them  

Featuring: Arlene Markarian (Chief, Elder Abuse Unit/Domestic Violence Bureau, Kings County District Attorney's Office, Brooklyn, NY), Dr. Veronica Lo Faso (Director of Geriatric Medial Education, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center), Dr. Anthony Rosen (Emergency Medicine Physician, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center), and Page Ulrey (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA)

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Forensic Accountants and How to Find Them

Forensic Accountants and How to Find Them 

Featuring: Liz Loewy (Former Chief of Elder Abuse Unit, Manhattan District Attorney's Office, New York, NY) and Page Ulrey (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA)

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Cognitive Capacity Evaluators and How to Find Them

Cognitive Capacity Evaluators and How to Find Them 

Featuring: Dr. Harry E. Morgan (President, The Center for Geriatric and Family Psychiatry, Glastonbury, CT)

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Cognitive Capacity Evaluators and How to Find Them

Working with Expert Witnesses  

Featuring: Dr. Harry E. Morgan (President, The Center for Geriatric and Family Psychiatry, Glastonbury, CT), Dr. Veronica Lo Faso (Director of Geriatric Medical Education, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center)

Runtime :08:10 Play video 

 

5.    Working with Older Victims
 

Understanding and Addressing Victim's Reluctance

Understanding and Addressing Victim’s Reluctance  

Featuring: Ricker Hamilton (Deputy Commissioner, Maine Department of Health and Human Services), Tara Patet (Prosecutor, City Attorney's Office, St. Paul, MN), Kathi Church (Case Manager, Seattle Aging and Disability Services), Evelyn Laureano (Executive Director, Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project, New York), and Risa Breckman (Director, NYC Elder Abuse Center, New York, NY)

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When the Victim has Dementia

When the Victim has Dementia  

Featuring: Liz Loewy (Former Chief of Elder Abuse Unit, Manhattan District Attorney's Office, New York, NY), Tara Patet (Prosecutor, City Attorney's Office, St. Paul, MN), Kathy Van Olst (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA) and Paul Greenwood (Deputy District Attorney, San Diego, CA)

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Interviewing Strategies

Interviewing Strategies  

Featuring: Page Ulrey (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA), Paul Greenwood (Deputy District Attorney, San Diego, CA), Kathy Van Olst (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA), Alicia Aiken (Executive Director, The Confidentiality Institute, Chicago, IL), Risa Breckman (Director, NYC Elder Abuse Center, New York, NY) and Evelyn Laureano (Executive Director, Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project, New York, NY)

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Role and Benefits of a Facility Dog

Role and Benefits of a Facility Dog  

Featuring: Page Ulrey (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle, WA) and Ellie the Facility Dog

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6.    Other
 

Autopsies in Cases of Potential Elder Neglect

 

Autopsies in Cases of Potential Elder Neglect

Featuring: Dr. Micheline Lubin (Associate Medical Examiner, King County Medical Examiner's Office, Seattle, WA)

Runtime :11:39 Play video

 

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