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A MULTIDISCLIPINARY APPROACH TO PRESERVING JUSTICE FOR VULNERABLE ADULTS
Financial, Legal, Mental, Social, and Healthcare perspectives
May is Elder Abuse Awareness Month and Adult Protective Services is honored to host our 12th Annual Older American's Month Conference. This year's conference highlights Senior Justice celebrating Harris County's new Assessment Center serving older adult victims of crime. The Senior Justice Assessment Center (SJAC) is a one-stop shop for vulnerable older adult victims of crime to receive medical, legal and social services. The Assessment Center is spearheaded by Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults collaborating with Adult Protective Services, Houston Police Department, Harris County District Attorney, UT Health and the Harris County Attorney's office whose mission is to provide a professional, compassionate, and coordinated approach to the treatment of abused, exploited and neglected senior adults, and to serve as a conduit for educational and prevention programs for the entire community. In 2016 Adult Protective Services over 20,000 of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation cases in the Houston district.
KEY NOTE SPEAKER
KIM OGG, HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
SPECIAL PANEL SESSION:
"HOW THE COMMUNITY CAN ACCESS THE MEDIA FOR ELDER JUSTICE"
Jeff Mcshan, Crime Stoppers
Aaron Wische, Senior Executive Producer of New Strategy at KPRC-TV
Courtney Fischer, ABC 13
Saint John Barned-Smith, Houston Chronicle
Moderated by: Ernie Manouse
Ernie Manouse is anamerican television host, radio personality, writer and producer.
Workshop Sessions I
Session A – “Roving Bandits that Target Older Adults”
Mary McFaden Assistant DA and Valerie Turner
Session B – “Mobility Management for Seniors”
Jessica Fuentes, Harris County Rides
Session C – "Seniors and the Veterans Administration”
Cornelius, Assistant Manager of Military Affairs for 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE
Edward B. Perry Public Contact Outreach Specialist for the Houston Regional Office of the Department of Veteran Affairs/Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA).
Workshop Sessions II
Session D – “Staying Out of the Closet, Issues LGBT Seniors Face”
Judy Woods, The Montrose Center
Session E – “Senior Outreach and Advocacy”
Isabel Longoria, AARP
Session F– "Regulating a Housing Epidemic"
Officer Vince Johnson, Houston Police Department
Workshop Session III
Session G – “When Neglect Equals Homicide”
Stacey Mitchell, Forensic Nurse
Session H – “Assisting Undocumented Seniors”
Wafa Abdin, Vice President of Immigration and Refuge Services at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Session I- "Accessing Elder Justice Resources in the Senior Resource Guide"
Josh Reynolds, MSW MBA and Tammy Mermelstein, MSW Care for Elders
Special Media Session
*4 CEUs will be available, Social Work, Guardianship, Community Health Care, and Legal
*4 TCLOE hours will be available
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Houston District Adult Protective Services Board
The Houston District Adult Protective Services Board's purpose is to improve the lives of the elderly and adults with disabilities in our community through education of the public; through advocacy; through improvement of existing services; and, through mobilization of new resources. The board’s goals are to assist the Adult Protective Services Program of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in meeting the needs of the elderly or adults with disabilities in a state of abuse, neglect of exploitation in Region 6 through charitable and educational activities:
Adult Protective Services' mission is to protect older adults and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation by investigating and providing or arranging for services as necessary to alleviate or prevent further maltreatment. Our vision is to protect with purpose, passion and persistence.