Announcing: National Institute on the Prosecution of Elder Abuse (NIPEA) 2023

Please note that as of August 28, the Institute is at capacity. Any new registrants will be put on a waiting list. Hotel rooms at the conference rate can no longer be guaranteed. Please email Ann Laatsch at with any questions.

National Institute on the Prosecution of Elder Abuse (NIPEA) 2023

Location: AC Hotel by Marriott New Orleans French Quarter
Date: September 19-21, 2023

About: 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. 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. There is no tuition fee for the institute.

Fifty-six (56) slots are available, as are a limited number of scholarships to help defray travel and hotel expenses. The institute itself is free of charge. Attendees may qualify for approximately nineteen (19) continuing legal education (CLE) credit hours including at least one (1) hour of ethics credit, pending state approval.

Preference will be given to prosecutor offices participating in the OVW Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in 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.

Registration: Interested prosecutors may apply to attend NIPEA by completing the application. Submission of an application does not guarantee a spot in the Institute.

Please DO NOT make travel arrangements unless and until you have been instructed to do so. We will provide a link to the hotel room block at the time you are notified of your application acceptance.

Questions? If you need assistance completing this survey or have questions, please contact Ann Laatsch, NCALL Justice System Coordinator,

This project is supported by Grant No. 2020-TA-AX-K005 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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