Date(s) - 04/04/2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Using the New Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement: A New Tool to Help in Elder Abuse Cases
By virtue of U. S. demographics, elder abuse is the fastest growing area of crime in the United States. However, elder abuse is more than just physical assault and battery. It can include isolating an elder from family and friends, withholding or mismanaging medications, refusing to seek appropriate medical care, leaving an elder in soiled clothing or sheets, abandoning a dependent elder, stealing checks or money, enticing vulnerable elders to give away large amounts of money or property, or knowingly encourage an elder with cognitive impairments sign legal documents.
Law Enforcement only has so much time to evaluate a situation and determine if Elder Abuse may be occurring. The Department of Justice (DoJ) has provided the USC Keck School of Medicine, the host of the National Center on Elder Abuse NCEA, with grant funding to develop and deploy a web module that can be formatted for officers to utilize in the event that they are first on scene to a possible incidence of elder abuse.
This webinar will introduce to you the Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement (EAGLE) a fully functional application for a national law enforcement audience. The goal is to provide a comprehensive web module that not only provides essential foundational Elder Abuse Information but access to every state to upload their specific penal code/EA regulatory sections. This webinar will introduce you to the EAGLE Module as well as provide:
- Tools to assist in documenting a case for prosecution
- ZIP-code-based community resources locator
- Video and more state-specific law enforcement protocols
- Kim D’Amico is a digital strategist with 20 years’ experience in website development and digital marketing. She has been working closely with the National Center on Elder Abuse and the US Department of Justice on the creation of the Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement since the project’s inception in late 2016.
- Julie Schoen is now the Deputy Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). She has served as Director for the California SMP Project and has been heavily involved in Federal Government efforts to curtail fraud and abuse in the Medicare system. She has also coordinated the Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) in Orange County CA. Ms. Schoen is the past director of the Orange County Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program (HICAP) and has been the legal counsel for the same program. Ms. Schoen’s primary passion is serving the needs of our aging population, by advocating and educating at every opportunity.Julie Schoen is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree and a graduate of Western State University College of Law with a Juris Doctor degree. Ms. Schoen is a member of the California and Orange County Bar Associations.