Legal & Law Enforcement

There are several resources about the basics of elder abuse and the foundational legal concepts that all attorneys, especially those working with elderly or vulnerable populations, should know. Here are a few places to get started:

Resources: Manuals, Training Guides, and Government Publications

National Center on Law & Elder Rights – NCLER provides free case consultation assistance for attorneys and professionals seeking more information to help older adults.

Center for Elders and the Courts – A great place to familiarize yourself with the basics of elder abuse and the laws addressing it.

The Elder Justice Initiative – The Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative website designed to help people who are victims of elder abuse, prosecutors and practitioners who are investigating abuse, and researchers who are studying the issues.

Minnesota Prosecutors Trial Notebook: Available to prosecutors through the Minnesota County Attorney’s Association.

Elder abuse tool kits for Prosecutors and Courts.

Elder Abuse Risk Factors – A two-part series was created by NCEA in partnership with National Adult Protective Services Association and National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.

ProJusticeMN – Create a free account and have access to several resources for vulnerable adult cases, including:

Litigation Basics: Attorneys working in elder law, probate and trusts, and general civil litigation may find the following resources especially helpful when dealing with abuse or exploitation cases.

Research: Contemporary Publications, Findings, and Citations Training

The Office on Victims of Crime – a free online Elder Abuse Training for Legal Service Providers. In order to take the free course, you must first register through the general website. Then log-in and take the online course.

Contact us to discuss training opportunities we can conduct for your team of legal and law enforcement professionals. In addition to individualized trainings, other upcoming presentations and trainings are posted in the calendar on our home page.