Elder Abuse

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Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Hurts Everyone. UNDERSTAND. RESPOND. PROTECT

Each year, hundreds of thousands of older adults are abused, neglected, and exploited. Many victims are frail, and vulnerable – unable to help themselves and dependent on others to meet their most basic needs.

Legal Social Work Elder Abuse Program (LEAP)

JASA's LEAP teams offer specially trained attorneys and social workers to identify, eliminate, and prevent abuse. This innovative team approach positions JASA as the go-to expert. JASA provides legal assistance and social services directly to seniors. Our elder abuse prevention and intervention programs are available in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.  JASA’s Manhattan-based services operate under the auspices of the Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Inc.

Attorneys obtain orders of protection, litigate to regain misappropriated property, and contact and work with police and the District Attorney.

Social workers provide individual and group counseling, court advocacy, arrangements for lock changes, and case assistance – including accessing benefits and entitlements, and transportation.

Professional Training

JASA’s Elder Abuse Training Institute provides workshops throughout the year in collaboration with leading community and government agencies. Check back in the fall for new workshop listings.

New York City Elder Abuse Conference

JASA co-sponsors the Annual NYC Elder Abuse Conference, which takes place every June.  For additional information, contact mpollack@jasa.org or 212.273.5281. 

For more information contact 212.273.5272 or help@jasa.org.

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