NIPEA 2019 Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the National Institute on the Prosecution of Elder Abuse (NIPEA)  2019, which will be held November 6-8, 2019 in San Antonio, TX.

The National Institute on the Prosecution of Elder Abuse (NIPEA) is a three 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, balancing offender accountability with the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. Using a case method where participants work two actual cases – one neglect and once financial exploitation – NIPEA explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors. Beyond just 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; and offers prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in elder abuse cases.

NIPEA will take place November 6-8, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country, San Antonio, TX.  Fifty-six (56) slots are available, as are a limited number of scholarships to help defray travel and hotel expenses. There is no tuition fee for the institute.  Attendees may qualify for approximately eighteen (18) 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 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 application 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 Ann Laatsch at The deadline for applications is Monday, October 14.

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.”

Questions? Please contact Ann Laatsch at for more information about this program.

NIPEA 2019 is co-sponsored by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life, the Office on Violence Against Women, and AEquitas.

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