Judges may see survivors of abuse in later life in criminal or civil cases, family court, fraud or conversion matters, guardianships, and other matters. Regardless of the entry point, survivors come to the court with a variety of needs, some generated from the direct actions of the abusive person and some that are created by a variety of life circumstances. Identifying the spectrum of needs that an older adult may have can be difficult on the bench, and meeting those needs requires creative strategies and the support of community partners. This webinar explores creative ideas and resources that may be available in your jurisdiction to help keep older adults safe and to meet the variety of needs that may arise in their lives.
Faculty: Hon Katherine Tennyson (Ret.), Multnomah County Circuit Court, Oregon, and Deena Schwartz, Elder Abuse Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team (EMDT) Coordinator with the New York City Elder Abuse Center at Weill Cornell Medicine.