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Publications and Other Materials

Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress on Department of Justice Activities to Combat Elder Fraud and Abuse
U.S. Department of Justice, October 2020

Forensic Markers of Physical Elder Abuse: Establishing a Medical Characterization and Identifying the Criminal Justice Approach to Investigation and Prosecution
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2019

National Elder Mistreatment Survey: 5 Year Follow-up of Victims and Matched Non-Victims
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2018

Social Support Can Diminish Negative Effects of Elder Abuse
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2017

Vicarious Trauma Toolkit
Office for Victims of Crime, April 2017

Understanding Elder Abuse
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, December 2016

Developing an Elder Abuse Case Review Multidisciplinary Team in Your Community
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, Revised September 2016

Elder Abuse Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Core Data Elements
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January 2016

Violence and Victimization Research Division's Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2015
National Institute of Justice, December 2016

Evaluating the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center
National Institute of Justice, December 2015

Building Consensus on Research Priorities in Elder Mistreatment
Department of Justice, July 2015

Crimes Against the Elderly, 2003-2013
Bureau of Justice Statistics, November 2014

Evaluating the Cost Effectiveness of the Elder Abuse Forensic Center Model
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2014

The Elder Justice Roadmap: A Stakeholder Initiative to Respond to an Emerging Health, Justice, Financial and Social Crisis
Department of Justice- and Department of Health and Human Services-Sponsored, July 2014

Elder Mistreatment: Using Theory in Research (Meeting Summary)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2014

Evaluating the Elder Abuse Forensic Center Model
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2014

Documentation of Resident to Resident Elder Mistreatment in Residential Care Facilities
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2014

Elder Justice: More Federal Coordination and Public Awareness Needed
U.S. Government Accountability Office, July 2013

Elder Justice: Federal Government Has Taken Some Steps but Could Do More to Combat Elder Financial Exploitation
U.S. Government Accountability Office, May 2013

Elder Justice Interagency Working Group: Participating Federal Departments and Agencies—Mission Statements and Agency Activities Relevant to Elder Justice
Elder Justice Coordinating Council, May 2013

Developing End-User Criteria and a Prototype for an Elder Abuse Assessment System
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2012

Developing an Actuarial Risk Assessment to Inform Decisions Made by Adult Protective Services Workers
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2012

National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Elder Abuse
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center, September 2012

Coroner Investigations of Suspicious Elder Deaths
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2012

Violent Crime against the Elderly Reported by Law Enforcement in Michigan, 2005-2009
Bureau of Justice Statistics, June 2012

Utility of Whole-Body Computed Tomography Imaging in Post Mortem Detection of Elder Abuse and Neglect: Comparison With and Potential Substitution for Standard Autopsy
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2011

Theoretical Model Development in Elder Mistreatment
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2011

Elder Abuse Emerges from the Shadows of Public Consciousness
National Institute of Justice, April 2010

Congressional Report on the Feasibility of Establishing a Uniform National Database on Elder Abuse
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 2010

Administration on Aging (AoA)
The Administration on Aging (AoA) works to help elderly individuals maintain their dignity and independence in their homes and communities through comprehensive, coordinated, and cost effective systems of long-term care, and livable communities across the United States.

Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect
The Center of Excellence serves as a central source of technical assistance, best practice information, multidisciplinary training, useful research, and relevant policy issues related to elder abuse and neglect.

Elder Justice Coordinating Council (EJCC)
EJCC coordinates activities related to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation across the federal government. EJCC's Elder Justice Interagency Working Group brings together federal officials responsible for carrying out elder justice activities including elder abuse prevention, research, grant and program funding, and prosecution.

National Adult Protective Services Resource Center (NAPSRC)
Funded by a grant from the Administration for Community Living, NAPSRC provides training and technical assistance to adult protective services (APS) programs and professionals throughout the United States. NAPSRC activities focus on practice-based research and education, including hosting training webinars; reporting on promising practices in APS; providing technical assistance to federal, state and local agencies; and hosting a listserv to communicate directly with APS professionals nationally as well as to provide peer support.

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NCEA serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. The NCEA site contains state and federal law information, FAQs, and publications, as well as statistics relating to elder abuse.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Elder Abuse
The Elder Abuse section of the NIJ website provides information about and research on elder abuse and related topics.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Expert Chats
NIJ and the Harvard's Government Innovator's Network bring you a wide variety of crime and justice-related expert chats. Sit at your computer and listen when experts in the field discuss the latest issues, including the following discussions related to elder abuse:

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
The NIA, which is one of the Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Library & Multimedia – Elder Abuse 
The Elder Abuse section of OVC's Library & Multimedia page provides access to the following resources:

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Elder Justice
The Elder Justice section of the OVC website provides information and resources to help bring greater awareness to the crime of elder abuse and mistreatment.

U.S. Department of Justice: Elder Justice Initiative
This site serves as a resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families; practitioners who serve them; law enforcement agencies and prosecutors; and researchers seeking to understand and address this silent epidemic plaguing our nation's elders. See the Research and Related Literature Database for access to thousands of published research articles, government reports, and other literature related to elder abuse.