Goals of Adult
investigate all reports of elder abuse, offering
services and protection to victims through the
seek criminal sanctions through the Prosecuting
Attorney, where appropriate, to bring those
responsible for elder abuse to justice.
increase public awareness of the problems of
elder abuse and of victims who are affected by
identify available elder abuse services as well
as gaps in services; to explore mechanisms for
coordinating services available to elder abuse
promote the development of legislation and public
policy reflecting the needs of victims (including
both the abused elderly and the abuser).
explore and encourage the development of policies
and programs to provide support to workers
handling elder abuse cases.
encourage and support training and educational
efforts directed at professionals on the issue of
promote cooperation and coordination of efforts
of public and private/voluntary sectors to most
effectively target services to elder abuse