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Elder Abuse is a Crime

Comprehensive one-day, live virtual event to help combat elder abuse

On-demand until July 10, 2014 - as your schedule allows participate in all or part

What will be covered:

  • Insight into signs & symptoms of abuse
  • Roles & resources of agencies involved in abuse prevention
  • Tools to build community awareness
  • Identifying financial crime trends & how to prevent crime in the first place

More information & links in Upcoming Events section below


Exciting New Initiatives

     We have to look at the increasing safety needs for at-risk elder individuals. Funding for elder abuse services is limited and the Children & Family Trust Fund is proud to be a constant voice to support community-driven services through numerous collaborations with partners across the state.

            -- Judy Richards, Program Director for the Trust Fund

Monroe, Suffolk and Westchester Counties are excited about their new initiatives supported, in part, by the NYS Children & Family Trust Fund, a program administered under NYS Office of Children & Family Services.

information about these innovative programs & services


Powerful Video - Shining Light on the Hidden Problem of Elder Abuse

A Victim's Story in Her Own Words

click on the video to hear her story


2013 Nationwide Survey

of Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Elderly and/or Vulnerable Persons

Mandatory Reporting Chart updated Nov 2013


Reporting Financial Abuse - Clarification for Financial Institutions

Federal Interagency Guidance on Privacy Laws & Reporting Financial Abuse of Older Adults

read interagency guidance document

SEC press release

CFPB blog


New York State Elder Abuse Prevention Training Manual

Introductory guide to help raise awareness among all professional groups who come in contact with older adults. Contains general information that is important for everyone to know, as well as additional resources.

Includes specific information on financial exploitation, the fastest growing form of abuse - often involving other forms of abuse and often the most devastating for the older victim.

Shining Light on the Hidden Problem of Elder Abuse


Identity Theft Kit

Useful Guide for Victims of ID Theft

Identity Theft Kit for Victims of Identity Theft


NYS Coalition on Elder Abuse

If you are interested in joining the New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse, please fill out and return a membership form. The Coalition is based in New York, but often addresses elder abuse issues that have national or international interest.

more information about the Coalition & a copy of the form



Please Note: several listings that were originally on this page have been moved to the Resources & Links page for ongoing reference



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In The News

Bank heads-up keys quick arrest

Home aide who tried to cash man's checks accused of murder

read Feb 7 article

read Feb 9 article

read Feb 22 article


White Collar Crime Task Force

An initiative of the NYS District Attorney Association


Sweeping recommendations, including procedural changes & amendments to NYS laws governing prosecution of corruption, cybercrime, ID theft, money laundering, and fraud - including elder fraud.

Task Force Press Release

Full Report

Appendix with amendments


NYS Office of Children & Family Services Spring 2013 Adult Services Newsletter

read Sept 2013 newsletter

read Spring 2013 newsletter

read Fall 2012 newsletter



Upcoming Events

April 6 - 12, 2014

National Crime Victims' Rights Week

30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice

check NYS OVS website often for calendar of events around NYS


Thurs, April 10, 2014

National Crime Prevention Council and Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Dept of Justice

Safety in the Golden Years: A Virtual conference on Understanding, Addressing, and Preventing Crimes Against Seniors

9 am - 4:30 pm

information & registration - click on agenda tab for details

Available on-demand until July 10


Fri, April 11, 2014

Nassau Family Violence Task Force, LI Univ Post Social Work Dept & School of Health Professions & Nursing

Many Faces of Family Violence Conference

8:15 am - 1:30 pm

Brookville, NY

article & information

LIU article & information


Save the Date - April 23 Webinar

Elder Justice Initiative: Action and Advocacy from the Grassroots Up

more details soon


June 3 & 4, 2014

Association on Aging in NY

18th Aging Concerns Unite Us Conference

Albany, NY

check for updates


June 3 & 4, 2014

Sexual Assault Prevention & Intervention Conference

Weaving a World Without Violence

Troy, NY

check for conference updates


Tues, June 3, 2014

New York City Conference

Resolving Elder Abuse: Addressing the Impact of Mental Illness

New School Institute for Retired Professionals

New York City


Fri, June 13, 2014

Dutchess County WEAAD Community Event

Engaging Generations: Building Communities Free of Elder Abuse

9 am - 1 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Millbrook, NY

for more details


Oct 29 & 30, 2014

25th Annual NAPSA Conference

Portland, OR

for more information

May 16 - workshop proposal deadline



Prosecution of Financial Exploitation Cases: Lessons from an Elder Abuse Forensic Center

recording & copy of slides now available on NCCD’s website


New & Archived Webinars

NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA)

information & registration


  Funding Opportunities

National Institute of Justice, U.S. Dept of Justice

Research & Evaluation on the Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Elderly Individuals

information & application


NYS Office of Victim Services

Release of new Request for Proposal (RFP) to support direct services that meet the immediate needs of crime victims under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim and Witness Assistance Grants Program

information & access to RFP


Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), U.S. Dept of Justice (DOJ)

Vision 21: Using Technology to Expand National & International Access to Victim Services

information & application



Vision 21: Building State Technology Capacity - only for State Government applicants

information & application



Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

information & application


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New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse - Statewide Elder Abuse Outreach Effort


Formed by Lifespan to implement the New York State Elder Abuse Summit Action Agenda, the coalition is a multidisciplinary, statewide network of over 1,000 individuals, organizations and government agencies working together to protect older adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation. Through statewide outreach efforts, the Coalition serves as a catalyst for change, raising awareness and offering solutions for prevention and intervention through education, advocacy and research. Lifespan provides staff support for the Coalition.



The New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse is administered by Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc.
1900 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14618   Contact Us