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DateThursday, June 28, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM (EST)/1:00 PM (CST)/12:00 PM (MST)/11:00 AM (PST)

Duration: 60 Minutes

Title: Protection Orders and Older Victims: A Survivor-Centered Approach

Presented by:  The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit (NCPOFFC) and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)

 

Overview: Older survivors can face unique barriers in obtaining and enforcing protection orders against their abuser(s). In conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018, NCPOFFC and NCALL are pleased to offer a webinar to discuss survivor-centered strategies for advocates and attorneys who are working with older victims as they navigate the court system. This webinar will include tips and best practices to apply while preparing to seek a protection order, during court appearances, and after an order is granted.

About the presenters:

Ann Laatsch is the Justice System Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), a project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse). Laatsch is responsible for nationwide leadership within the criminal justice system on enhancing safety and the quality of life of older victims and survivors of abuse. In her past work, she has provided legal representation to survivors of domestic and elder abuse, and people with disabilities. Laatsch has developed and presented trainings on a range of topics including domestic violence, housing law, public benefits, elder rights, and disability issues. Laatsch is a graduate of Carroll University. She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2005. She lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

Millicent Shaw Phipps is the Managing Attorney for The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit (NCPOFFC). In addition to providing training and responding to technical assistance requests, she supervises daily operations, directs strategic planning for the project, oversees the completion of grant objectives, and manages project staff and consultants. Before assuming her current position, Millicent was a staff attorney at the American Prosecutors Research Institute, the research, training and technical assistance division of the National District Attorneys Association. She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and licensed in the states of Maryland and Washington.

 

Who should enroll: This webinar is open to advocates, attorneys, and anyone who is interested in learning more about older survivors, victim safety, and legal advocacy.

 

Registration: https://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/protection-orders-and-older-victims-a-survivor-cen.html

 

Questions: Please contact Ann Laatsch at alaatsch@ncall.us if you have additional questions regarding this webinar.

 

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Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: August 7-10, 2018

Cost: There is no tuition fee for the institute

 

The National Institute on the Prosecution of Elder Abuse (NIPEA) is a three-and-one-half-day course designed to challenge prosecutors to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting elder abuse cases. Participants receive training on the dynamics of elder abuse as well as practical skills to successfully prosecute these cases. NIPEA explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors -- balancing offender accountability with the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. In addition to case evaluation and litigation skills, the curriculum examines the benefits of developing a coordinated, victim-centered community response; explains common injuries and relevant medical evidence, providing guidance on the use of medical experts; explores ethical issues confronted by prosecutors; addresses the development and improvement of culturally-specific victim services; and offers prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in elder abuse cases.

NIPEA will take place at the Sonesta Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA. Fifty-four (54) slots are available. There is no tuition fee for the institute.  Attendees may qualify for approximately twenty (20) continuing legal education credit hours including at least one (1) hour of ethics credit.

Preference will be given to prosecutor offices participating in the OVW Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Grant Program (or prosecutor offices which are partnered with organizations that receive such funds). All other applicants/prosecutors will be considered in the order in which they apply.

Interested prosecutors may apply to attend NIPEA by completing the survey here. Submission of an application does not guarantee a spot in the Institute; please DO NOT make travel arrangements unless and until you have been notified that you are accepted for the course. If you need assistance completing this survey, please contact Nina Reynolds at 608-237-3454 or nreynolds@ncall.us. Registration will continue until the event reaches capacity.

For more information about this program, please contact Ann Laatsch at alaatsch@ncall.us.

This event is sponsored by The Office on Violence Against Women, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life, and AEquitas - The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women.


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Overview: The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence have created a 5-part webinar series on Abuse in Later Life for civil attorneys, legal advocates and others who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Abuse in Later Life (ALL). The primary focus of these webinars will be addressing the needs of older victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This series is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).  There will be no cost for webinar participants.

  • January 25, 2018: Module 1: Abuse in Later Life Overview This module explores forms of abuse in later life, common abuser tactics, and dynamics of power and control that exist in many abuse in later life cases.
  • February 8, 2018: Module 2: Forming the Relationship with Your Client This module discusses the importance of using a victim-centered approach to screening for abuse in later life and critical challenges to client communication, including accessibility and cultural barriers. The key concepts of privilege, confidentiality, and mandated reporting are also discussed.
  • February 22, 2018: Module 3: Client Goal-setting and Non-litigation Responses This module discusses the need for civil attorneys to listen to client priorities and goals to achieve desired outcomes. Engaging in multi-disciplinary collaboration and client advocacy are also reviewed.
  • March 8, 2018: Module 4: Legal Resolutions and Remedies This module identifies available civil legal remedies that serve both vulnerable and competent older victims.
  • March 22, 2018: Module 5: Bringing the Case - Trial Skills
    This module discusses the identification and preservation of evidence and testimony and helps viewers to understand methods to develop an effective elder abuse case theory and prepare witnesses for direct and cross-examination.

Who Should Enroll: The webinar series is tailored to the needs of civil attorneys and legal advocates. Registration, however, is open to all participants who wish to further develop their professional understanding of ALL.

CLE Credits: The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NH, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs. This transitional program is approved for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys in NY. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, visit: http://www.americanbar.org/publications_cle/mandatory_cle.html or contact Michelle Duarte at michelle.duarte@americanbar.org.

Register Online at: https://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/abuse-in-later-life-a-webinar-series-for-civil-att.html

Questions? Please contact NCALL Justice System Coordinator, Ann Laatsch, at alaatsch@ncall.us if you have additional questions regarding this webinar series. 

 

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Announcing the Fall 2017 National Institute on the Prosecution of Elder Abuse

Co-sponsored by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life, the Office on Violence Against Women, and AEquitas

New Orleans, LA

November 7-10, 2017

The National Institute on the Prosecution of Elder Abuse (NIPEA) is a three-and-one-half-day course designed to challenge prosecutors to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting elder abuse cases. Participants receive training on the dynamics of elder abuse as well as practical skills to successfully prosecute these cases. NIPEA explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors -- balancing offender accountability with the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. In addition to case evaluation and litigation skills, the curriculum examines the benefits of developing a coordinated, victim-centered community response; explains common injuries and relevant medical evidence, providing guidance on the use of medical experts; explores ethical issues confronted by prosecutors; addresses the development and improvement of culturally-specific victim services; and offers prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in elder abuse cases.

NIPEA will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fifty-four (54) slots are available. There is no tuition fee for the institute.  Attendees may qualify for approximately twenty (20) continuing legal education credit hours including at least one (1) hour of ethics credit.

Preference will be given to prosecutor offices participating in the OVW Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program (or prosecutor offices which are partnered with organizations that receive such funds). All other applicants/prosecutors will be considered in the order in which they apply. 

Interested prosecutors may apply to attend NIPEA by completing the survey here. Submission of an application does not guarantee a spot in the Institute; please DO NOT make travel arrangements unless and until you have been notified that you are accepted for the course. If you need assistance completing this survey, please contact Nina Reynolds at 608-237-3454 or nreynolds@ncall.us.

Registration will continue until the event reaches capacity.

Participant comments from past institutes highlight the practical value and outstanding quality of this program:

  • "This has been the best training/series of trainings. Inspiring, substantive, well organized. I feel so grateful to be exposed to it. Thank you for doing these trainings. Amazing."

  • "Fantastic training. [ . . . ] Already motivated to go home and dig in!”

  • “Good job with case studies. Very practical. As a former educator, I recognize and appreciate the variety of teaching strategies you used.”

Please contact Ann Laatsch at alaatsch@ncall.us for more information about this program.

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NCALL is proud to announce the release of the Abuse in Later Life Education Series for Advocates. This new training series consists of 13 instructional video clips featuring national experts discussing key topics advocates encounter when serving older survivors. The training modules are formatted as videos, each less than 30 minutes in length. A worksheet accompanies each module with links to additional resources and questions for advocates and programs to consider as they incorporate key content into their practice. To learn more, please visit: http://www.ncall.us/Advocates-Toolkit/
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Elder abuse is a hidden yet growing problem that impacts older adults of all races, cultures, sexual orientations, social classes, geographic areas, faith communities, mental capacities, and physical abilities. Although definitions of elder abuse vary, the term generally refers to any physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, neglect, abandonment, or financial exploitation of an older person either within a relationship where there is an expectation of trust and/or when an older person is targeted based on age or disability (U.S. DOJ, 2013).

The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) is committed to creating a world that respects the dignity of older adults and enhances the safety and quality of life of older victims and survivors of abuse. This June 15th, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we urge communities to join us in raising awareness about elder abuse and to take action to support older survivors throughout the country.

Here’s a few ways you can get engaged now:

  • Educate yourself and others about elder abuse & abuse in later life.
  • Raise awareness of elder abuse and abuse in later life through social and print media and awareness campaigns.
  • Join the national community of advocates and others committed to promoting respect and dignity across the lifespan by joining NCALL’s advocates’ listserv or e-newsletter list.
  • Take action in your community.

Below we’ve highlighted a selection of events featuring NCALL staff:

  • June 7: Casa de Esperanza will host a Blog Talk Radio Show featuring NCALL Elder Victim Service and Advocacy Coordinator, Ann Turner.
  • June 13: The American Society on Aging (ASA) is hosting a WEAAD webinar, "Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse in Later Life: What You Can Do to Support Older Victims," featuring NCALL Director, Bonnie Brandl.
  • June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Learn more:

To learn how you can take action, locate WEAAD events near you, or register your own event, we invite you to visit the Administration for Community Living, National Center on Elder Abuse, and USC Center for Elder Mistreatment World Elder Abuse Awareness Day microsite at: http://eldermistreatment.usc.edu/weaad-home/

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National Institute on the Prosecution of Elder Abuse
Co-sponsored by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life, the Office on Violence Against Women, and AEquitas

Location: Des Moines, IA
Dates: August 8-11, 2017

Studies reveal that a significant number of elder abuse cases go unreported, with fewer than 5% disclosed (Lifespan of Greater Rochester, 2011). Furthermore, a significant number of reported cases do not progress through the criminal justice system due to a lack of familiarity with effective investigation and prosecution strategies (Brandl et al., 2007). As a result, it is crucial that prosecutors be properly trained and prepared to collaborate across disciplines to increase victim identification and safety, and ultimately hold more offenders accountable.

The National Institute on the Prosecution of Elder Abuse (NIPEA) is a three-and-one-half-day course designed to challenge prosecutors to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting elder abuse cases. Participants receive training on the dynamics of elder abuse as well as practical skills to successfully prosecute these cases. NIPEA explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors -- balancing offender accountability with the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. In addition to case evaluation and litigation skills, the curriculum examines the benefits of developing a coordinated, victim-centered community response; explains common injuries and relevant medical evidence, providing guidance on the use of medical experts; explores ethical issues confronted by prosecutors; addresses the development and improvement of culturally-specific victim services; and offers prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in elder abuse cases.

NIPEA will take place at The Drury Inn and Suites in West Des Moines, IA. Fifty-four (54) slots are available, as are limited scholarships to help defray travel and hotel expenses. There is no tuition fee for the institute itself. Attendees qualify for approximately twenty (20) continuing legal education credit hours including at least one (1) hour of ethics credit.

Interested prosecutors may apply to attend NIPEA by completing the survey here. This program is pending final approval from OVW. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have received a confirmation packet from the registrar. If you need assistance completing this survey, please email Nina Reynolds or reach her by phone at 608-237-3454.

Participant comments from past institutes highlight the practical value and outstanding quality of this program:

  • "This has been the best training/series of trainings. Inspiring, substantive, well organized. I feel so grateful to be exposed to it. Thank you for doing these trainings. Amazing."
  • "Fantastic training. [ . . . ] Already motivated to go home and dig in!
  • Good job with case studies. Very practical. As a former educator, I recognize and appreciate the variety of teaching strategies you used.

Please contact Ann Laatsch for more information about this program.

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