Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases Workshop

August 23, 2015 to August 26, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia

The Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases Workshop addresses the following topics using hypothetical case problems, role-plays, small-group workshops, and faculty demonstrations. The highly interactive format enables judges and judicial officers from different jurisdictions and levels of experience to learn from one another as well as from faculty experts.

  • Aging and the Dynamics of Elder Abuse: This segment will help participants recognize the extent of the elder abuse epidemic in this country and in their courtrooms.

  • Evidence in Elder Abuse Cases: This segment will illustrate the fundamental importance of judicial fact-finding and discuss how effective fact-finding can impact an elder abuse case.

  • Leadership and Access to Justice:  This segment focuses on the judge’s leadership role in increasing access to justice for victims of elder abuse.

  • Fairness and Culture Issues in Elder Abuse Cases:  Participants will formulate definitions of cultural competency, discuss the dynamics of difference, and identify ways in which culture is relevant in the courtroom.

  • Decision Making Skills: This segment will focus on making decisions in elder abuse cases that preserve the dignity of victims, encourage self-determination, enhance safety, order the least restrictive alternatives, and hold perpetrators accountable.


Participation is open to new and experienced state, tribal and territorial judges, and judicial officers wishing to enhance their skills in handling elder abuse cases. Participation is limited to 50 judges and judicial officers. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. 


To complete an online application, please click here. or to download a PDF application, click here. This workshop is pending approval.

For questions or assistance, please contact Jenny Talancon at (775) 784-1662 or email jtalancon@ncjfcj.org.

There is no charge for the workshop. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs. For more information on the workshop, travel, and lodging, please visit www.njidv.org, or contact the registrar. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have been confirmed by the registrar.