Thursday, June 24, 2010
Center for Elder Justice and Policy Publishes Protocol on Identifying and Addressing Financial Exploitation
In September 2009 the Center for Elder Justice and Policy at William Mitchell College of Law was awarded a nine-month grant by the Extendicare Foundation to produce a best practices manual for identifying and responding to financial exploitation of vulnerable adults in care facilities. This Manual and Model Protocol, completed in June 2010, is the first comprehensive guide to prevention, staff training, identifying signs of exploitation, advocating for the vulnerable adult, and reporting to authorities. Iris C. Freeman, Adjunct Professor, was the Project Director. Sara Blessing, WMCL '10, and Ashley Helgason, former Center Scholar, WMCL '10, were research assistants on the project.