Elder Justice Series

The Hartford Institute and its partners are committed to raising awareness about the injustices that our older adults face every day. Through interprofessional partnerships, resource identification, and ongoing advocacy efforts, we hope to address these inequalities in meaningful ways, which we hope will enhance the quality of life for all older adults.  

The following are useful resources:

Elder Justice Policy Brief

Download and review the following Policy Brief on Elder Mistreatment:

Elder Justice: Preventing and Intervening in Elder Mistreatment Boltz, M., Buckwalter, K., Cortes, T., Evans, L., Fulmer, T.

Elder Justice Roadmap Project Report

On July 8, 2014, leaders in the fight against elder abuse announced a framework for tackling the highest priority challenges in elder abuse prevention and prosecution and called on all Americans to take a stand against this serious societal problem of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Supported by the Departments of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Elder Justice Roadmap was developed by harnessing the expertise of hundreds of public and private stakeholders from across the country and by gathering their input. US Department of Justice

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Elder Mistreatment Training Manual and Protocol

Developed by Terry Fulmer, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Editors: Roja R. Vemula, Research Scientist; Jamie L. Blankenship, Research Assistant

Goals: To provide a culturally-competent curriculum disseminated widely for teaching New York State health, allied health professionals and others about EM. Our goal is develop a new baseline for culturally-competent training in EM that is rigorously evaluated, and available nationally.

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You will need to register with the Hartford Institute's e-Learning center to access this module.

Archived Webinar: Mistreatment Detection and Older Adults

This webinar will discuss the different types of elder mistreatment, the strategies for detection of elder mistreatment and the role of nurses in reporting cases of suspected mistreatment. Awards 1 Nursing Contact Hour

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Elder Justice Coalition

National Center on Elder Abuse
Administration on Aging


National Council on Aging

New York States Coalition on Elder Abuse

United States Department of Justice
Elder Justice Initiative