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Addressing Elder Abuse through the Elder Justice Shelter Model (Virtual Event)

  • Senior Citizens


National Center on Law & Elder Rights logoThe National Center on Law & Elder Rights is hosting a free webinar entitled Addressing Elder Abuse through the Elder Justice Shelter Model on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern. 

Elder justice shelters, programs that provide short-term shelter catered to meet the needs of older adults experiencing abuse or exploitation, are critical resources in addressing cases of abuse efficiently and effectively for older survivors of abuse.

Elder abuse is most commonly perpetrated by family members or caregivers, which means the home is often the primary location where harm takes place. Domestic violence shelters and homeless shelters are often inaccessible to older adults, as they sometimes cannot accommodate older adults’ medical needs or may not have service providers with expertise in assisting with benefits, entitlements, and resources relevant to older people.

In this training, presenters will share a deeper look into the Weinberg Center for Elder Justice’s model to provide promising practices for the development of future elder justice shelters throughout the country. This webinar will also discuss the different types of elder justice shelter models, including those in the SPRiNG Alliance.

The SPRiNG (Shelter Partners: Regional. National. Global.) Alliance was developed in 2013 as a community of practice for the growing national elder shelter movement. Today, the SPRiNG Alliance has twenty-five members throughout North America, all of whom represent shelter programs or community efforts to create shelters.


Jessica Brock, ABA Commission on Law & Aging
Erica Costello, ABA Commission on Law & Aging
Deirdre Lok, Weinberg Center for Elder Justice

Capacity for this session is limited to 3,000 participants, and all participants will have the option of accessing audio through the computer or by phone. Closed captioning will be available. Please be sure to log onto the webinar a few minutes early in order to secure your place for the live presentation on Zoom. If you would like to request ASL interpretation or have other accessibility related questions, please email at least one week in advance. 

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    National Center on Law & Elder Rights