Rural and Tribal Resources

Rural and Tribal Resources

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November 14-15th, 2018, Des Moines, IA
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Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Summit

On June 15, 2018, the United States Department of Justice and Department of Agriculture committed to work together to promote elder justice in rural and tribal communities.  While roughly 20 percent of older adults live in rural communities, factors more common in such areas-- including large geographic areas that elongate response time, fewer services and service providers, and limited access to broadband-- create additional challenges to identifying and combatting elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation in those communities.  This page will highlight what is known about elder abuse in rural and tribal communities, as well as available resources those communities may use to support their elder justice efforts.  


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Summit Registration

The Summit will highlight innovative practices, available resources, and ongoing initiatives to enhance the ability of elder justice professionals to more robustly respond to elder abuse and support victims in rural and tribal communities.  See the latest version of the agenda and register to attend the Summit

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Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force

The Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity was created to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes to promote agriculture, energy security and quality of life in rural America.  Learn more about the Task Force’s work and recommendations here.

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Learn More 

Rurality has both advantages and challenges for rural and tribal residents.  Learn about aging and elder abuse in rural and tribal communities and find a list of curated research on those topics. 

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