Statue of JusticeThe National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), under a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, is pleased to announce a biweekly series of eleven virtual training opportunities for prosecutors, to begin on July 13, 2021. 

Elder abuse is a pervasive yet vastly underreported problem. With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, the population is aging, and the incidence of elder abuse can be expected to rise as well. The purpose of this series is to educate prosecutors so they are equipped to make well-informed prosecutorial decisions in elder physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and exploitation cases in order to hold perpetrators accountable, promote public safety, and address victims’ needs.  

The series will be taught by nationally recognized experts in the field and is grouped into three general topic areas. There is no charge for the series, and participants may attend all sessions or only the ones they are available for. All sessions are one hour in length. 

Verification of attendance will be provided to attendees who wish to seek CLE credits for these trainings. All sessions will be recorded and made available on the NCALL website. 

While this series is designed for prosecutors, the July and August webinars will also be open to allied professionals (such as victim advocates, investigators, court staff, and law enforcement) as space permits. The remaining webinars are for prosecutors only. 

Register for the series here.

If you have questions about this webinar series, please contact Ann Laatsch, Justice System Coordinator, at 

Prosecuting Abuse in Later Life Cases 

Please note: all  webinars will be held at 11 Pacific/12 Mountain/1 Central/2 Eastern
Click here to view a PDF of the presenter bios.

  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021
    Abuse in Later Life 1 – Dynamics of Abuse in Later Life
    Presenters: Lisamarie Bristol and Shelly Carlson 
  •  Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    Dementia and Capacity
    Presenters: Harry Morgan and Candace Heisler
  •  Tuesday, August 10, 2021
    Abuse in Later Life 2 – Prosecuting Intimate Partner Violence in Later Life 101
    Presenters: Tara Patet and Jonathan Kurland 
  •  Tuesday, August 24, 2021
    Presenters: Alicia Aiken with Lisamarie Bristol 
  •  Tuesday, September 7, 2021
    Medical Evidence in Abuse in Later Life Cases (DV, SA, and neglect)
    Presenters: Veronica LoFaso and Page Ulrey 
Financial Exploitation
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    Financial Exploitation I: Foundational presentation on financial exploitation
    Presenters: Candace Heisler and Jane Walsh
  •  Tuesday, October 5, 2021
    Financial Exploitation II:  Theories of theft/fraud/exploitation in elder abuse cases
    Presenters: Candace Heisler and Kathy Van Olst 
  •  Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    Financial Exploitation III:  Consent, Undue Influence, and the Decision Tree
    Presenters: Candace Heisler and Lisamarie Bristol

  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021
    Financial Exploitation IV:   Case study — Leonard 
    Presenters: Page Ulrey and Kathy Van Olst
 Neglect, Consent, and Undue Influence 
  •  Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    Foundational presentation on neglect
    Presenter:  Page Ulrey 
  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    Neglect case study
    Presenters: Page Ulrey  and Detective Chris Merkle


This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K036 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this training series are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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