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Department of Justice: Elder Maltreatment Initiatives

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This chapter provides an overview of some of DOJ’s efforts in the area of elder mistreatment. Research, statistics, and evaluation projects that have been funded by the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the research and statistics arms of DOJ, are highlighted, followed by a summary of specific project findings that have been most influential in moving the field forward or most useful to practitioners in the field. Then some of DOJ’s other policy and programmatic initiatives, including the Elder Justice Roadmap, are highlighted. At the end of the chapter there is a brief discussion of some of DOJ’s investigative and prosecutorial efforts to combat elder abuse and financial fraud targeting elderly individuals.

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    See DOJ home page at http://www.justice.gov/about (October 2015).

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    See DOJ home page at http://www.justice.gov/agencies/chart (November 2015).

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    See OJP Homepage at http://ojp.gov/programs/victims.htm (November 2015).

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    See OVW Homepage at http://www.justice.gov/ovw/about-office (November 2015).

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    From the NIJ Hebpage http://www.nij.gov/about/pages/welcome.aspx (October 2015).

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    See Building Consensus on Research Priorities in Elder Mistreatment (at http://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/research/resources/Building_Consensus_On_Research_Priorities_In_Elder_Mistreatment.pdf).

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    From the BJS webpage http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=abu (October 2015).

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    A meeting summary is available at https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/242211.pdf.

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    All of the webinars are available by searching for “elder abuse” at http://www.innovations.harvard.edu.

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    A meeting summary is available at http://nij.gov/topics/crime/elder-abuse/Documents/elder-mistreatment-theory-meeting-summary.pdf.

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    The Elder Justice Roadmap and accompanying materials can be found at http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Library/Gov_Report/index.aspx.

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    See http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/extendicare-health-services-inc-agrees-pay-38-million-settle-false-claims-act-allegations.

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    See https://www.fbi.gov/atlanta/press-releases/2012/former-nursing-home-operator-sentenced-to-prison-for-20-years-for-health-care-fraud-and-tax-fraud.

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Mulford, C.F., Mao, A. (2017). Department of Justice: Elder Maltreatment Initiatives. In: Dong, X. (eds) Elder Abuse. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47504-2_31

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