Victim Specialists

Victim Specialists

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Resources, webinars, training and victims’ rights information

Victim Specialists work closely with prosecutors, Assistant United States Attorneys, law enforcement and others to ensure that elder abuse victims are treated with respect, know their rights and their role within the criminal justice system. They help navigate victims through the criminal justice system by providing support, assessing a victim’s needs, developing a safety plan, connecting to resources and identifying gaps in service. They also ensure that staff are informed about elder abuse and the trauma that victims experience. Ultimately a Victim Specialist wants the victim to experience justice and regain their sense of well-being and recovery.



Victim Specialists topics

Reporting Obligations

Victims' Rights

EJI Webinars

Helpful Information & Training for Victim Specialists  

Learn More About Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation

Hotlines & Resources to Share with Seniors

Materials to Use in Elder Abuse Presentations



Reporting Obligations


Reporting Obligations

Are you a Mandatory Reporter? 

There are many types of victims' service providers, and mandatory reporting requirements vary from state to state. Find your state's mandatory reporting requirements. 

 


Victims Rights


Victims' Rights

The Victims of Crime Act of 1984, the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act of 1990, and the Crime Victims’ Rights Act of 2004 guarantee victims a central role in the criminal justice process. The Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance provide guidance on compliance with the victim rights laws and set forth Justice Department policy on working with victims and witnesses.

 
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Webinars

Department of Justice is working with other federal agencies to enhance training on elder abuse and financial exploitation. View webinars on these topics:

 


Helpful Information and Training for Victim Specialists


Helpful Information & Training for Victim Specialists


Learn More about Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation


Learn More About Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation


Hotlines and Resources to Share with Seniors


Hotlines & Resources to Share with Seniors


Materials for Use in Elder Abuse Presentations


Materials to Use in Elder Abuse Presentations

 

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