Family gatherings are more commonplace in December, and older adults without families can experience more acute social isolation. Since isolation is both a risk factor for and a consequence of elder abuse, we decided to ask you - our social media followers and colleagues - to commit to speaking with an older adult in December. Our hope was that, by sharing this campaign, we could support older adults and contribute towards the prevention of elder abuse during the 2017 holiday season. More →
JASA LEAP is an elder abuse prevention and intervention project consisting of attorney and social worker teams working with abused individuals and their families. LEAP assists older persons who are victims of physical, mental and financial abuse by providing comprehensive legal and social work services including: case management services, individual, family, and group counseling, assistance with entitlements, accessing safe temporary shelter and transportation. It provides legal representation to obtain orders of protection and assists older persons to recover property in cases of fraud and financial abuse.
The LEAP teams conduct trainings and consultations to professional and community groups throughout the New York area.
The LEAP project services residents residing in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan (below 59th Street) who are 60 and over.
Locations and Contact
44 Court Street, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
247 West 37th Street,
New York, NY 10018
97-77 Queens Boulevard, Suite 600
Rego Park, NY 11374