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Working with Elder Abuse Victims
Presenter: Gina Vittone
July 18, 2012
Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County
Persons over the age of 60 are the fastest growing segment of the population of the United States. As the older adult population continues to increase nationally, the older population in Florida grows at an even faster rate. As stated on the Aging Services portion of the Hillsborough County Government website, more than 178,000 people in Hillsborough County are over the age of 60. While a number of these older adults are Florida natives, with families who are able to care for them, retire to the state and are without family to assist them as they become more vulnerable. The Elder Justice Center, which was established to ensure that elderly citizens of Hillsborough County have fair and reasonable access to the courts, is just one example of how courts can be proactive in meeting the needs of this growing population. Courts can also help ensure full access and participation by older persons with a physical or mental limitation by making accommodations to the courtroom setting, the handling of court hearings, and case and calendar management. Educating the judiciary and the bar is an important part of making this a reality.
Identify the functions of and the services provided by the Elder Justice Center.
Demonstrate improved knowledge of statistics of elder abuse nationwide/statewide and Florida specific laws relating to elder abuse;
Recognize factors that contribute to elder abuse, reasons for lace of reporting and other obstacles elders face in regard to abuse, neglect and exploitation; and
Identify local available resources for reporting, referral and prevention of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
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