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2024 National Conference on Abuse in Later Life

Save the Date: National Conference on Abuse in Later Life

August 13-15, 2024  •  New Orleans, LA


The National Conference on Abuse in Later Life is a three-day event that will help those who work with and care about older individuals to identify and address abuse in later life in their communities. Participants will hear from experts and multidisciplinary practitioners on how to take action to  enhance safety and justice for older individuals.

Abuse in Later Life is more common than most people realize; one study estimates that up to five million older Americans are abused every year. Behind the statistics lie real stories of people who deserve to age with safety and dignity. The National Conference on Abuse in Later Life aims to shine a light on the importance of addressing this issue and equip participants with practical strategies they can take back to their communities to better reach and serve older survivors.

At the National Conference on Abuse in Later Life, you’ll:

  • Gain insights into opportunities to improve your community’s response to abuse in later life, including best practices and funding opportunities.
  • Engage in meaningful discussions with multidisciplinary professionals and advocates who have a shared commitment to justice for older adults.
  • Be inspired to join the movement in building survivor-centered solutions to address abuse in later life.

Who should attend?

This conference is for those who work with older adults across various sectors: victim services, advocacy organizations, elder justice organizations, adult protective services, aging services networks, tribal organizations, healthcare, the justice system, and faith-based and culturally-specific organizations. Whether your work focuses on people across the lifespan or specifically on older adults, this will be a tremendous learning opportunity you don’t want to miss.


Attendance at the conference is free. Scholarships are available to help cover some travel expenses (offered on a first come, first served basis). Scholarship requests can be submitted on the registration link below.

Register now and join us in New Orleans for a conference that promises to educate, empower, and inspire. Together, let’s pave the way for a safer and more just future for older adults.


*Please note that this conference is pending approval so please do not make any travel arrangements until you hear from the conference registrar.

This project was supported by Grant Nos. 15JOVW-23-GK-05142-MUMU, 15JOVW-22-GK-03995-MUMU, and 15JOVW-22-GK-05117-MUMU awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this website/publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.