A Statewide Elder Abuse Prevention Effort

Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation are largely hidden, shrouded in secrecy and shame. Older adults are often reluctant to reveal incidents of abuse, particularly when the abuser is a family member. Adding to the problem, many health care, law enforcement, financial and aging service professionals often do not understand or recognize elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. When they do recognize the problem, they often do not know where to turn for help. This coalition is a multidisciplinary, statewide network of over 1,900 individuals, organizations and government agencies working together to protect older adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

In the Spotlight

free webinar from the cfpb’s office for older americans

Date: Tues, April 9, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Discussing the findings from the new report, Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation: Issues and Trends.

RSVP to:
To join via webinar:
1. Click here to join webinar online
2. For audio please call: 800-779-4691
    Conference number: PWXW8892029
    Audience passcode: 7732522

Summary of the report
Full report

For questions or additional information, contact Tami Sieckman at

victims of crime act (voca) victim and witness assistance grant program request for applications (rfa)

Link to application details - scroll down to VOCA Victim Assistance Program RFA information at the end of the page on the NYS Office of Victim Services website.

Recording of Applicant Webinar and official answers to all questions is available.

Wed, April 3, 2:00 pm EST - application due date

JASA Elder Abuse Training Institute

Workshop 4
Innovative Perspectives in Elder Abuse Interventions: Working with Victims and Perpetrators

Tues, March 19, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: UJA-Federation of New York, New York City - 3 CEU credits available
Misty Bolt, Paul Caccamise, Melissa Waite

Registration information for this and the upcoming May program

enhanced multidisciplinary teams (e-mdts) in new york state

Thank you to those who submitted applications for the Long Island and North Country E-MDT RFAs. Expansion of E-MDTs throughout NYS will be continuing. New RFAs will be available later this year. Please check this space for updates regarding this next phase in the effort to develop teams throughout New York State. There are 38 teams currently operating or in various stages of development. The goal is to have coordinated E-MDTs in each county by 2020.

Lifespan’s S.E.A.M. Program

Spotlight on Lifespan’s Stop Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Program

An alternative to help meet the needs of abused elders through intervention and rehabilitation of elder abuse perpetrators.

nys ocfs bureau of adult services

December 2018 Adult Services Newsletter includes:

  • Recap and photos from the 25th Anniversary NYS Adult Abuse Training Institute and Law Enforcement Pre-Intensive Training Day;

  • Information on extended hours for Adult Services Helpline and additional OCFS Stop Elder Abuse/Stop Adult Abuse posters now available;

  • Orleans County APS and OPWDD collaboration success story;

  • Elder Justice Advocate Program at the Upstate Elder Abuse Center at Lifespan;

  • Gatekeeper Training Program in Albany County