Closing the Justice Gap for Older Adults Part 3: Partnering with Adult Protective Services: Leveraging Strengths Across Disciplines (Webinar)

  • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Legal Services Corporation, Administration for Community Living, National Center on Law and Elder Rights LSC funded
  • Senior Citizens

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This webinar is part of a new training series, Closing the Justice Gap for Older Adults,  from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL), hosted by the National Center on Law and Elder Rights

This webinar, Partnering with Adult Protective Services: Leveraging Strengths Across Disciplines will explore how Adult Protective Services (APS) and civil legal aid can work together to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Presenters will discuss how a broad range of civil legal remedies empowers restoring agency to older adults who have experienced maltreatment and reduces risk of recurrence.1 in 10 older adults are estimated to experience elder abuse, and legal aid attorneys may see these cases come through their doors in a variety of ways. APS and Legal Aid have access to unique tools and resources, and collaborative approaches can strengthen responses to abuse.

Presenters will share:

  • How elder abuse can present in common legal aid cases;
  • An overview of who APS can help, what issues they can help with, and the programs and services APS can provide;
  • Ethical considerations when working with APS, such as the concepts of mandatory and permissive reporting, and privacy and confidentiality rules for APS and legal aid and;
  • Examples of collaborations with APS, legal services, and other aging services providers that leverage all community resources to address issues of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  • Introduction: Legal Services Corporation and Tovah Kasdin, Administration for Community Living
  • Leslie McGee, APS Technical Assistance Resource Center

Closed captioning will be available. If you would like to request ASL interpretation or have other accessibility related questions, please email at least a week in advance.