Monday, June 16, 2014
Given the widespread health, legal, social and economic implications of elder abuse, the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services sponsored the Elder Justice Roadmap Project and Report. The Roadmap Project sought the input of experts and stakeholders from across the country in order to develop a strategic plan—by the field and for the field—to combat elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. The report identifies and prioritizes actions that direct service providers, educators and researchers can take to benefit older adults facing abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. Likewise, it provides a roadmap for strategic investment and engagement by policymakers in both the public and private sectors to advance our collective efforts to prevent and combat elder abuse at the local, state and national levels.
The full report can be accessed from here.