- Community Partners
- National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM) (January)
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) (April)
- National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) (April)
- Older Americans Month (May)
- World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) (June)
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) (October)
- ALL Grant Program
Justice Systems: Selected Tools and Resources
- Blueprint for Safety (Praxis)
The Blueprint for Safety, originally developed and implemented in Saint Paul, MN, is a prototype that can be used by any community hoping to link its criminal justice agencies together in a coherent, philosophically sound domestic violence intervention model. Doesn’t specifically address abuse in later life.
- The Collaboration Toolkit for Community Organizations: Effective Strategies to Partner with Law Enforcement (PDF format) Authored by Michael S. McCampbell, September 2010
From the toolkit's preface: The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice, has spent much time, resources, and effort in developing numerous publications to help law enforcement agencies work with their communities on addressing public safety issues. This toolkit is designed to help our communities initiate partnerships with their law enforcement agencies and collaborate on solving crime problems at the neighborhood level.
- Cómo Administrar el Dinero de Otras Personas (Managing Someone Else’s Money) – a set of four guides for financial caregivers—government fiduciaries, agents under power of attorney , guardians of property and trustees —to help them understand their duties, and how to prevent and respond to financial exploitation.
- Comparing Forms of Immigration Relief for Immigrant Victims of Crimes
- DHS Roll Call Video On U Visa Certification And T Visa Endorsement By Law Enforcement (DHS/NIWAP, 2013) Doesn’t specifically address abuse in later life.
- Elder Abuse Curriculum (NCSC)
The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) developed this curriculum in collaboration with the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, with support from the Retirement Research Foundation of Chicago.
- Elder Abuse Resource Guide (NCSC)
Provides resources related to elder abuse for courts, prosecutors and civil attorneys.
- Elder Justice Roadmap Project Report
This 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.
- Elder Justice Website (USDOJ)
This website is a resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families; practitioners who serve them; law enforcement agencies and prosecutors; and researchers seeking to understand and address this silent epidemic plaguing our nation's elders.
- Engaging Police in Immigrant Communities – Promising Practices From the Field (VERA Institute, 2012)
This multimedia resource—report, toolkit, and podcasts— features the efforts of 10 law enforcement agencies of different sizes, capacities, and circumstances. Engaging Police in Immigrant Communities is a practical, field-informed guide for community policing professionals seeking to begin or build upon their work with immigrant communities and immigrant community leaders looking to collaborate effectively with law enforcement. Doesn’t specifically address abuse in later life.
- Increasing Language Access in the Courts (The National Latin Network)
Increasing Language Access in the Courts is a toolkit that examines advocates’ observations about the experiences in court of survivors with limited English proficiency, and offers guidance and support to build advocates’ systems change efforts for language accessibility.
- In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life (NCALL, Terra Nova Films, OVC)
This two-DVD package and training guide uses the voices of older victims to facilitate a dialog among a range of professionals about the dynamics of abuse, the barriers these victims have to overcome to live free from abuse, and interventions and potential collaborations that may be effective in such cases. A trainer’s guide, which accompanies these DVDs, provides background on the victims and discussion questions targeted at a variety of professional audiences. Produced by NCALL, Terra Nova Films, and Office for Victims of Crime.
- Legal Assistance for Crime Victims: A Training and Technical Assistance Initiative (OVC)
- Minnesota Elder Justice Center provides information and resources to older adults and vulnerable adults, and their loved ones, around issues of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
- Money Smart para Adultos Mayores (Money Smart for Older Adults) – an educational program with the FDIC that teaches older adults and their caregivers how to spot scams and frauds, and prevent financial exploitation. The translated guide can be used as a self-study guide or delivered as a training in a group setting.
- Response to Elder Abuse: Self-Assessment Workbook for Courts (NCALL)
- Response to Elder Abuse: Self-Assessment Workbook for Law Enforcement (NCALL)
- Response to Elder Abuse: Self-Assessment Workbook for Prosecution (NCALL)
- Toolkits for Prosecutors and Courts
The Center for Elders and the Courts (CEC), a project of the National Center for State Courts, created these toolkits to provide general guidance on how to effectively prosecute cases and improve court responses. CEC encourages jurisdictions to modify the forms and checklists to match state legal requirements and local terminology and resources.
- U Visa Toolkit for Law Enforcement Agencies and Prosecutors (updated 2012)
- 2013 Nationwide Survey of Mandatory Reporting Requirement for Elderly and/or Vulnerable Persons (NAPSA)
Mandatory Reporting requirements by state. Information is current as of 2013.