Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I was reading the NYC Elder Abuse Center's recent Elder Justice Dispatch about the Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA) innovative program titled Legal, Social Work, Elder Abuse Program (LEAP). JASA works "to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy." JASA offers a lengthy menu of services for NY elders, including meal programs, advocacy, home care services and senior centers (23 to be exact).
LEAP provides both lawyers and social workers who have undergone training to represent those 60+ who have been victims of elder abuse. The services provided include restraining orders, support, safety planning, emergency housing, legal representation, legal advice and medical help.