The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) is pleased to announce a new training resource for law enforcement and other investigators.
NCALL partnered with detectives and prosecutors from across the country to develop a new series of 10-20 minute training modules that are high quality, interactive, relevant, timely, and appropriate for law enforcement from all jurisdictions. The purpose of the modules is to provide training to law enforcement on identifying and investigating cases of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking; to enhance older victims’ safety, and to support offender accountability. Modules can be completed whenever and wherever the user wishes, whether they are on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.
The training is divided in to Basic and Advanced courses. Once the user completes a course, they are issued a certificate showing the names of the lessons completed. The courses cover the following topics:
- Working with Older Victims
- Dynamics of Abuse in Later Life
- Neglect Investigations
- Financial Exploitation – Evidence Collection
- Intimate Partner Violence in Later Life
- Working with Other Professionals
- Sexual Abuse in Later Life
- Detecting Abuse on Initial Response
- Cognition and Capacity
- Stalking in Later Life
- Working with APS
- Documenting an Elder Abuse Case
- Victim-Centered Investigations
- Substitute Decision Makers
- Working with Forensic Accountants
- Financial Exploitation: Theories of Theft
- Sexual Abuse in Later Life in Facilities
- Suspects with Dementia
- Medical Evidence
- Presenting Your Case to the Prosecutor
- Unattended Death Investigations
- Elder Abuse in Tribal Communities
- Access Issues
For more information, please contact NCALL Justice System Coordinator, Ann Laatsch, at email@example.com.
This training was created by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life and is supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K077, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this training are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
This tool (PDF 1.10 MB) can assist law enforcement departments to evaluate and enhance existing practices and procedures to better address the needs of older victims of abuse.
The goal of the self-assessment/CCR assessment tools is to encourage intervening agencies and CCRs to candidly and thoughtfully assess their work and the processes they use. The tools are intended to examine and expand collective thinking and response to elder abuse. They help identify existing practices and introduce new approaches in order to strengthen the overall response. They are meant to facilitate and encourage discussion and raise questions about roles, response, coordination, and common purpose. Questions? Please contact NCALL at firstname.lastname@example.org.