OVC has released the Responding to Elder Abuse DVD series. These three DVDs highlight issues that judges, court personnel, law enforcement officers, and community corrections professionals need to consider when they encounter victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. 

  • Responding to Elder Abuse: What Judges and Court Personnel Should Know (NCJ 223415) identifies issues for judges and court personnel to consider when they encounter abused, neglected, and exploited older persons participating in the judicial system, such as what judges may face in these situations. It also offers recommendations focused on the special needs of older abuse victims and highlights examples of successful court-based elder abuse initiatives.  Order Now
  • Responding to Elder Abuse: What Law Enforcement Should Know (NCJ 223413) describes what law enforcement officers can do when they suspect that elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation is occurring in residences or nursing homes, or other long-term care facilities, including basic information about locating appropriate referral resources for intervention and support for the older abuse victim, following mandatory reporting laws, and working collaboratively with other organizations.  Order Now
  • Responding to Elder Abuse: What Community Corrections Should Know (NCJ 223414) provides community corrections professionals with basic information about what to consider when placing offenders in residential situations, communicating effectively with older victims, following mandatory reporting laws, and working collaboratively with other organizations.  Order Now

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