NCCD Hosts Webinar on the Prosecution of Elder Financial Abuse Crimes

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NCCD Hosts Webinar on the Prosecution of Elder Financial Abuse Crimes

January 24 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm |
Speaker(s)
Adria E. Navarro, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Azusa Pacific University
Kathleen H. Wilber, PhD
Mary Pickford Foundation Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California

Despite growing awareness of elder abuse, the cases referred to Adult Protective Services (APS) rarely involve prosecution of the abuser. The aim of the study to be discussed in this webinar was to examine effectiveness when APS uses an elder abuse forensic center to increase prosecution of elder financial abuse crimes. Findings from this study found a ten times greater likelihood of cases being submitted to the District Attorney’s office when the forensic center was used. The researchers will share the process used by the forensic center team to determine whether prosecution should become a case goal.

The webinar will be hosted by NCCD on January 24, from 1:00pm-2:30pm CST.

To register for the webinar, click here.