Elder Abuse

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Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Hurts Everyone. UNDERSTAND. RESPOND. PROTECT

Each year, hundreds of thousands of older adults are abused, neglected, and exploited. Many victims are frail, and vulnerable – unable to help themselves and dependent on others to meet their most basic needs.

Legal Social Work Elder Abuse Program (LEAP)

JASA's LEAP teams offer specially trained attorneys and social workers to identify, eliminate, and prevent abuse. This innovative team approach positions JASA as the go-to expert. JASA provides legal assistance and social services directly to seniors. Our elder abuse prevention and intervention programs are available in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.  JASA’s Manhattan-based services operate under the auspices of the Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Inc.

Attorneys obtain orders of protection, litigate to regain misappropriated property, and contact and work with police and the District Attorney.

Social workers provide individual and group counseling, court advocacy, arrangements for lock changes, and case assistance – including accessing benefits and entitlements, and transportation.

Providing Options to Elderly Clients Together (PROTECT) Program

JASA’s Brooklyn Mental Health Clinic now offers the PROTECT program, a short-term Problem Solving Therapy intervention, through a new demonstration project of DFTA, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry and with funding from the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. Many victims of elder abuse suffer from depression and anxiety. This initiative will work to address those issues so survivors can seek the help and assistance they need to address the abuse.

Professional Training

JASA’s Elder Abuse Training Institute provides workshops throughout the year in collaboration with leading community and government agencies. Check back in the fall for new workshop listings.

New York City Elder Abuse Conference

JASA co-sponsors the Annual NYC Elder Abuse Conference, which takes place every June. The 2018 Conference will be held on June 13. For additional information, contact mpollack@jasa.org or 212.273.5281. 

For more information contact 212.273.5272 or help@jasa.org.

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