In our efforts to honor those who are committed to the advancement of racial equity, the NYC Elder Abuse Center at Weill Cornell Medicine (NYCEAC) is highlighting individuals and organizations that are working toward racial equity within the elder justice field. This month, we feature Sharee Rines, of the National Adult Protective Services Association.
To round out our year-long campaign to highlight the voices of individuals and organizations working to advance racial equity within the elder justice field, we feature Sharee Rines, member and President-Elect at the National Adult Protective Services Association. Sharee talks about her early professional exposure to racial inequities in her work that has influenced a commitment to strengthening cultural competency among social service professionals for more equitable and client-centered interventions. We are reminded, through this interview, of the need for all of us to get educated on the intersection of racial and elder justice, and the work we must all commit to do better for all our clients. We are privileged to share our interview with her below.