October 2005 | Volume 8 | No. 1

Policy & Legislation

Elder Justice Watch

The National Elder Justice Coalition continues to monitor the progress of the Elder Justice legislation on Capitol Hill. Negotiations are still ongoing regarding specific provisions of the bill. For more information, contact Robert Blancato, national coordinator, Elder Justice Coalition, rblancato@matzblancato.com, www.elderjusticecoalition.com.

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Congress Votes to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

On October 4, the Senate passed the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (S. 1197) by unanimous consent. The House version of the bill (H.R. 3402) passed by a huge margin on September 28. The bill now moves to a joint House and Senate conference committee.

In a press release, Senator Joseph R. Biden, D-DE and lead sponsor of the Senate version of the bill, said: "The new Violence Against Women Act . . . stiffens penalties for repeat offenders, provides more money for vital services and will help battered women get the assistance and support they need. It also focuses on breaking the cycle of violence through education and helping rural victims in under-served areas."

Of particular interest to elder abuse prevention and elder rights advocates is Section 206 Education, Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women in Later Life. The Senate authorized this program at $10,000,000 for 2006 through 2010.

Originally enacted in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 expired on September 30.

To read a section-by-section summary of the Senate version of the bill (S. 1197), go to http://biden.senate.gov/documents/VAWA_Sec_060605.pdf

To read the full text of the House version of the bill (H.R. 3042), go to http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.02876:

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Medicare Rx Fraud Alert

As you've almost certainly heard, the Medicare Rx drug plans began advertising October 1. Open enrollment runs from November 15 through May 15, 2006. Coverage begins on January 1 if a beneficiary enrolls before then. After that, coverage begins on the first of the month after a beneficiary enrolls.

In the lead-up to open enrollment, Medicare Rx officials are warning people to beware of marketing scams. Reminder to advocates: Medicare Rx firms are not allowed to market door to door, nor can they begin to enroll anyone until November 15.

To report suspicious Medicare RX drug scams, Medicare advises consumers or their advocates to call the numbers below:


State News

California Residents' Rights Notification to Include Elder Abuse Reporting Numbers

On October 3, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation to raise people's awareness on where to report nursing home abuse. Sponsored by Assembly Member Rudy Bermúdez, the new law requires long term care facilities to give residents and their families more precise written information at admission.

The law specifically requires the state's Licensing & Certification office to publish a new version of its Nursing Home Residents' Rights form that is attached to admission agreements. The new version is to include the toll-free number of the state Long Term Care Ombudsman's CRISISline and a space for the local ombudsman number.

To read the full text of the bill (AB 179 Chaptered), go to http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_0151-0200/ab_179_bill_20051003_chaptered.html

To read the existing Residents' Rights notification, go to www.dhs.ca.gov/lnc/nhrights/AbuseWhatToDo.pdf

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Oregon Governor Signs Bill Enhancing Protections against Fraud and Abuse

On September 29, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski signed into law a bill that strengthens protections for older Oregonians against fraud and abuse. According to information provided by the governor's office, the new law:

  • Expands the definition of abuse in the Elderly and Disabled Person Abuse Prevention Act to include financial and sexual abuse. Under the new law, Oregonians who can demonstrate that they have been the victim of abuse and that the threat of additional abuse exists now can seek a restraining order against a person wrongfully taking or threatening to take money or property and for nonconsensual sexual conduct.
  • Adds firefighters and emergency medical technicians to the list of mandated reporters of elder abuse.
  • Provides immunity to any person who reports elder abuse in good faith, not just mandatory reporters.
  • Requires the state to notify long-term care and residential facilities when a registered sex offender on parole or supervision is seeking admission, allowing the facilities to refuse admission. Under the new law, those types of offenders may be discharged if they present a risk of harm to another person within the facility.

To read the full text of the bill (SB 106 Enrolled), go to >> www.leg.state.or.us/05reg/measures/sb0100.dir/sb0106.en.html


"Preparing Early, Acting Quickly: Meeting the Needs of Older Americans during a Disaster"

On October 5, the Senate Special Committee on Aging, chaired by Senator Gordon H. Smith, held a hearing to learn about best practices in disaster preparedness and how best to protect vulnerable elders during emergencies.

Among those testifying at this hearing was Maria Greene, director of Georgia's Division of Aging Services, who said Adult Protective Services "kept sentinel alert for vulnerable adults in harms' way."

Ms. Greene told Senators, "During the time of crisis, so many people are at their best, but others are at their worst. Unscrupulous people will use disaster to put money into their own pockets; money intended for those who are suffering. The Adult Protective Services Program and Elder Abuse Prevention Specialists were called upon to investigate and intervene on cases of suspected abuse, fraud and exploitation of Hurricane victims. In the future, our revised emergency preparedness plan will include additional planning to prevent elder abuse before it starts."

"We are learning that assistance after a crisis especially by human services organizations is crucial," she said. At the request of their sister agency in Louisiana, Georgia has begun working to identify Louisiana APS clients.

Also on the panel was Leigh E. Wade, executive director of the Area Agency for Southwest Florida. Ms. Wade testified to the key role that Area Agencies on Aging can play in disaster preparedness and the need for more adequate resources to assist the affected people.

"As the disaster wanes, new concerns arise for older adults," she told the Senate committee.

In particular, she spoke of older people who "may be susceptible to physical or mental abuse by family or other caregivers, as new living arrangements, the stress of the crisis, or other factors make them more vulnerable. Citing her own agency's experience, she said there was "a significant increase in domestic abuse reports" in the months following last year's hurricanes.

To read the panelists' full testimony, go to >> http://aging.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Hearings.Detail&HearingID=73

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Grantmakers in Aging Launches Hurricane Fund for the Elderly

On October 21, Grantmakers in Aging announced the official launch of the "Hurricane Fund for the Elderly," to provide support for organizations involved in intermediate and long term recovery efforts for older adults in the Gulf Coast region. The aim is to ensure that 100 percent of dollars raised by the Fund go to projects that provide for the emergency, intermediate, and long-term needs of older adults.

The private/public initiative is being undertaken in collaboration with the U.S. Administration on Aging.

Executive Director Carol A. Farguhar is quoted as saying, "The nation has opened its heart in response to these disasters, and we are pleased to create a trusted mechanism for foundations and individuals to help older adults–and the systems that serve them–get back on their feet."

To learn more or to pledge support, call Ms. Farquhar (937) 435-3156 or e-mail cfarquhar@GIAging.org.

Promising Practices Spotlight

New Jersey Money Management Volunteers Serve as Sentinels for Detecting Exploitation

New Jersey's Money Management program, which helps low-income seniors who have difficulty budgeting, paying routine bills, or keeping track of financial matters, also performs an important role in detecting financial exploitation.

"I'm a huge advocate of Money Management programs," said the state's adult protective services coordinator David Ricci. "These programs benefit APS clients."

Ricci, who also oversees the state's Money Management program, said volunteer money managers are all trained to spot signs of elder abuse. If the volunteers suspect abuse is occurring, they refer the case to Adult Protective Services immediately.

"The program is a great gateway because it makes it easier to get to clients," he said.

The program started in the mid-1990s and is based on a model designed by the AARP Foundation in 1981. It was developed by the New Jersey Division of Aging and Community Services in partnership with the AARP Foundation. Volunteers are AARP members recruited in the area where the program is operating.

Ricci's role is to monitor and provide technical assistance to the local projects. As state coordinator, he serves as liaison to the Assisted Independence and Money Management Committee, the advisory body which oversees the programs statewide.

AARP plays a big role in volunteer recruiting. After background checks are conducted, the local volunteer program coordinator matches volunteers with clients.

According to Ricci, client numbers have increased each year since the program was first launched. Clients are referred by many sources, including case managers, home health workers, and financial institutions.

The number of project sites has grown as well. There are now five counties that offer Money Management programs, and the state advisory committee just recently approved three more counties. Another county is pending, contingent on securing funding. With these additions, close to half of the state's counties will have skilled pools of volunteers who can help prevent financial exploitation.

Ricci said he would like to see the program expanded statewide. He added, however, that the biggest challenge is a tight budget.

"There is no doubt about the need, and there is no end to the number of agencies that want to provide this service," he said. "But you need to come up with some form of sustainable funding."

Fortunately AARP provides a great deal of assistance," he said ..."like insurance for volunteers handling client funds."

For more information, contact David Ricci, State Coordinator, Adult Protective Services, NJ Division of Aging and Community Services, (609) 943-3473, David.Ricci@doh.state.nj.us.

Reporting by Suzanne Stack, Program Associate – Elder Rights, National Association of State Units on Aging

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AARP Foundation Money Management

AARP Foundation's Money Management program was started with the goal of prolonging independent living for individuals at risk of losing their independence due to inability to manage financial affairs. In 2004, it served more than 5,000 clients at 130 project sites. The program has three elements:

  • Money Management Information to educate elders, vulnerable adults, and caregivers.
  • Bill Payer Program – AARP Volunteers provide checkbook balancing and bill paying services for persons needing some assistance; clients remain in control of their finances.
  • Representative Payee Program – AARP Volunteers are appointed by a government agency to receive and manage a government benefit (such as Social Security) when a client is deemed incapable of handling his or her funds.

AARP Foundation operates its Money Management Program in partnership with state and local coordinating agencies. Sponsors include a range of public and nonprofit sector agencies, such as state and area agencies on aging, legal services for the elderly, faith based and community organizations.

This program is currently offered in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia.

For more information, contact Judith Cohart, Money Management Manager, AARP Foundation, (202) 434-6276, jcohart@aarp.org or visit www.aarpmmp.org.

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BITS Financial Services Consortium Seeks to Protect the Elderly and Vulnerable

BITS, a nonprofit, CEO-driven financial service industry consortium made up of 100 of the largest financial institutions in the U.S., has released online a new publication – "Financial Exploitation of the Elderly and Vulnerable." The aim of this 8-page briefing paper, developed by the BITS Fraud Reduction Steering Committee, is to describe the growth of this type of fraud, highlight ways to detect and prevent it, and urge the financial services industry to work proactively to protect elderly and vulnerable customers.

"Financial exploitation can be devastating to the victim and is often traced to family members, trusted friends, or caregivers," NCEA partner Joanne Otto, executive director of the National Adult Protective Services Association said in a press release. "This new publication . . . is extremely helpful as an educational awareness tool, including the description of 'red flags' to alert financial institution personnel to possible problems."

To further combat this crime, BITS plans, as a next step, to develop a tool kit for educating financial center and loss management personnel on fraud detection and prevention techniques. The project will be run by Linda Mill, senior vice president of Loss Management Department at Wachovia Corporation. The first meeting of the project team is November 4th.

To read the BITS briefing paper, go to >> www.bitsinfo.org/downloads/Publications%20Page/bitselderly.pdf

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For more ideas and tools, search the NCEA Promising Practices Database >> www.elderabusecenter.org/default.cfm?p=toolsresources.cfm

Calendar/Coming Up

2005 WHCoA

White House Conference on Aging LogoDecember 11-14
2005 White House Conference on Aging

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC



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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys/Geriatric Care Managers Joint Conference
December 8-10, 2005
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
Tucson, AZ

As a result of Katrina, the 2005 Joint Annual Conference of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys/Geriatric Care Managers has been rescheduled and relocated to the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

The conference, originally planned to be held in New Orleans, will include a session titled, "The Growing Problem of Elder Financial Abuse: What Eldercare Professionals Can Do to Recognize It, Prevent It, and Take Action Against Perpetrators."

Registration Deadline: November 23, 2005

For more information or to register, go to >> www.naela.org/Conference/ConfDetail.cfm?ConfID=38

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Call for Conference Proposals

2006 National Aging and Law Conference
Elder Rights: Building on the Past, Strengthening the Future
April 20-23, 2006

Elder rights advocates are invited to propose presentations at the National Aging and Law Conference to be held in Crystal City, Virginia, April 20-23, 2006.

The deadline for proposals is November 20, 2005. Notice of decision will be sent on or before January 6, 2006.

The National Aging and Law Conference is sponsored by the AARP Foundation in partnership with the ABA Commission on Law and Aging; The Center for Social Gerontology; Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; National Consumer Law Center; National Association of State Units on Aging; and National Senior Citizens Law Center.

Mail Proposals to:
National Aging and Law Conference
AARP Foundation
601 E Street, NW, Room B4-240
Washington, DC 20049

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
"My World… Your World… Our World – Free of Elder Abuse"
June 15 2006

The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and its partners invite you to participate in the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2006. Countries are now being asked to select a coordinator and form a work team to identify and plan national awareness-raising strategies.

A World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2006 Tool Kit will be available that will assist communities in planning observance activities at the local level.

Other Awareness Day partners include AARP Global Aging; Action on Elder Abuse, UK; Age Concern, UK; Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse; HelpAge International; International Association of Gerontology; International Federation on Ageing; International Longevity Center - Argentina; National Center on Elder Abuse, Pan American Health Organization; United Nations NGO Committee on Ageing; and World Health Organization.

For further information, contact INPEA Secretary General Susan B. Somers, JD, sbsomers5@aol.ca, www.INPEA.org.

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Check our Web site often for more dates and events elderabusecenter.org/default.cfm?p=conferencesevents.cfm

NCEA News & Resources

NCEA Releases New Publications

"Knowledge is power."
Sir Frances Bacon (1561-1626)

Readers are encouraged to freely share these resources with colleagues, family, and friends.

  1. What Every Faith Congregation Needs to Know About Elder Abuse (Brochure, 8 pages) www.elderabusecenter.org/
  2. Domestic Violence: Older Women Can Be Victims Too (Fact Sheet, 5 pages) www.elderabusecenter.org/pdf/publication/olderwomenfacts.pdf
  3. Training More Staff with Less Money: NCEA/NAPSA State Trainers' Conference on Distance Learning (3-Part Training Resource)
  4. CANE Bibliography: Guardianship and other Legal Protections of Vulnerable Adults (2005-1990) www.elderabusecenter.org/default.cfm?p=cane_guardianship.cfm

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Sign up today for the National Center on Elder Abuse Listserve

NCEA Elder Abuse listserve provides a free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week online link to others who are working on elder abuse issues. The NCEA listserve is a discussion forum for professionals working in elder abuse or allied fields. Membership is restricted to adult protective services practitioners and administrators, aging services practitioners and administrators, educators, health professionals, judges, lawyers, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, policy makers, and researchers.

To request a subscription to the Elder Abuse listserve, just fill out the form at www.elderabusecenter.org/default.cfm?p=listservesubscribeform.cfm, or If you prefer, you can e-mail us at lstiegel@staff.abanet.org. All requests must include the information below:

  • Your name, profession, and e-mail address
  • A statement of your interest or expertise in elder abuse or adult protective services
  • Employer's name (if applicable) and address
  • Phone number (so that you can be contacted in the event of an e-mail problem)

See our Web site for more details.

On the Front Lines

South Dakota Facts & Stats1

  • In South Dakota, during fiscal year 2003, Adult Protective Services investigated 293 reports of alleged elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self-neglect. Of these, 191 (65%) were substantiated.
  • The majority of the allegations in 2003 pertained to self-neglect. Allegations also included neglect (21%), financial exploitation (13%), psychological abuse (10%), and physical abuse (8%).

Source: South Dakota Adult Protective Services FY 2003 Statistical Report www.state.sd.us/social/ASA/Services/protective/Report/index.htm

1The statistics highlighted in this column are gathered from a variety of state-specific data sources and should be cited using the sources referenced. Readers should note that elder abuse incidence and prevalence rates vary among states and differ depending upon the definitions used and state laws regarding reporting. The National Center on Elder Abuse cannot guarantee and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information.

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South Dakota Online Resources



Research & Scholarship

"Neglect Assessment in Urban Emergency Departments and Confirmation by an Expert Clinical Team"

by Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, terryfulmer.don@nyu.edu, New York University, College of Nursing; Gregory Paveza, PhD, University of South Florida, College of Public Health; et al
Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, Vol. 60 / August 2005

Using a dyadic vulnerability/risk-profiling framework, this study sought to document the extent of reporting of elder neglect cases in emergency department settings. Patients were recruited through four emergency departments in New York City, NY and Tampa, FL The results, according to the researchers, show that cases of neglect are most likely underreported, evidenced by differences in diagnoses by screeners versus experts. Whereas non-expert screeners identified neglect in 5 percent (22/405) of cases reviewed, the Neglect Assessment Team made the diagnosis in 22 percent (86/389) of the cases.

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"Development and Initial Validation of a 15-Item Informant Version of the Geriatric Depression Scale"

by Lisa M. Brown, Ph.D., lmbrown@fmhi.usf.edu, University of South Florida, Florida Mental Health Institute, and John A. Schinka, Ph.D., James A. Haley VA Medical Center and University of South Florida, Department of Psychiatry
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. 20, No. 10 / September 2005

The goal of this research was to develop a brief informant version of the 30-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) for use in assessing patients in outpatient settings. Efficacy of the GDSI-15 was found to be as good as that for the full 30-item GDS.

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"Diogenes Syndrome: When Self-Neglect Is Nearly Life-Threatening"

by Amel Badr, MD, Asghar Hossain, MD, and Javed Iqbal, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, NJ
Clinical Geriatrics, Vol. 13, No. 8 / August 2005

This case report of a 72-year-old woman demonstrates all the typical features of Diogenes syndrome: extreme self-neglect; domestic squalor; tendency to hoard excessively; inability to establish relationships; compulsive behavior; paranoia; self-imposed isolation, refusal of help; and marked indifference or lack of awareness.

On the Internet >> www.hmpcommunications.com/cg/displayArticle.cfm?articleID=article4518

See Related Research CANE Annotated Bibliography: Self Neglect www.elderabusecenter.org/default.cfm?p=cane_neglect.cfm

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To see abstracts of more published studies, visit the Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly at http://db.rdms.udel.edu:8080/CANE/index.jsp. For assistance, e-mail CANE at CANE-UD@udel.edu.

Trends & Statistics

Violence Against Older Women: Homicide

  • In 2003, according to the most recent data available from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1,817 females were murdered by males in single victim/single offender incidents.
  • Eight percent of the victims were 65 or over (141 victims).

SOURCE: Violence Policy Center, When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2003 Homicide Data (Released September 2005) www.vpc.org

Funding Opportunities

Office for Victims of Crime Seeks Proposals for 2006 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Community Awareness Projects

The Office for Victims of Crime, OVC, is seeking proposals for innovative and collaborative approaches to promote community-wide awareness of crime victims' rights and availability of services for all types of crime victims during National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 23-29, 2006. The theme of this year's observance is "Victims' Rights: Strength in Unity."

Public agencies, nonprofit organizations, community-based victim service organizations, faith-based organizations, tribal organizations, and community coalitions committed to advocating for the rights and services of crime victims are encouraged to apply. The award amount is up to $5,000.

Application Deadline: November 18, 2005

For more information, go to >> www.ovc.gov/fund/2006NCVRWfund/welcome.html

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Resources for Grant Writers

New on the Bookshelf

Tool for Attorneys to Screen for Domestic Violence
by American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence

Just released by ABA, this new brochure explains how lawyers might broach the topic of domestic violence with a new client. The brochure also includes a safety checklist for attorneys, and suggests ways they might support victims.

On the Internet >> www.abanet.org/domviol/screening%20tool%20final%20version%20sept.%202005.pdf

Myers on Evidence in Child, Domestic, and Elder Abuse Cases
by John E. B. Myers, JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

This newly updated edition of "Myers on Evidence" is designed to assist judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, investigators, and expert witnesses working with child abuse, domestic violence, rape, stalking, and elder abuse.

The reference, which was released earlier this summer, offers an in-depth analysis of legal issues arising in collecting and presenting evidence in interpersonal violence cases. In addition to the discussion of child maltreatment, other chapters include: History, Incidence, and Impact of Domestic Violence; Expert Testimony on the Effects of Battering: Battered Woman Syndrome; Stalking; Rape and Statutory Rape; Hearsay, Character, and Uncharged Misconduct Evidence in Rape, Domestic Violence, and Stalking Cases; and Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation. List Price: $295 (2-volume set).

More information >> www.aspenpublishers.com/Product.asp?catalog%5Fname=

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Just Say No! To Senior Scams
by Consumer Action

This reader-friendly brochure, created by Consumer Action in partnership with Capital One Services, Inc, warns consumers to beware of phony offers and scams that target seniors. Fake emergency appeals, phony direct mail offers, and caregiver fraud are among the schemes highlighted. Published 2005.

PDF files for printing are available in English and Spanish.



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Elder Fraud Leader's Guide: Recognizing Con Games That Target Seniors
by Consumer Action

This 24-page booklet for professionals and consumers is a companion to the newly released "Just Say No!" brochure. It is written in Q&A format to allow people to quickly find the answers to questions about the myriad of scams that target seniors. Published 2005.

ONLINE VERSION   www.consumer-action.org/English/library/frauds_scams/2005_elder_fraud_leader/index.php

PDF DOWNLOAD   www.consumer-action.org/English/library/frauds_scams/index.php

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"Justice Gap in America"
by Legal Services Corporation

A report just out from the Legal Services Corporation concludes at least 80 percent of poor Americans' civil legal needs are not being met. The report, released October 17, is titled "Documenting the Justice Gap: the Current Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-Income Americans."

Legal Services Corporation Chairman Frank B. Strickland and President Helaine M. Barnett raised a cautionary flag in their testimony to Congress a year ago stating, "LSC-funded programs are forced to turn away thousands of qualified individuals with urgent civil legal problems."

"These include victims of domestic violence seeking divorces from their abusers, parents seeking custody arrangements to protect their children, elderly consumers seeking protection from fraudulent loan collection practices, tenants seeking to keep their families off the streets, and veterans and seniors seeking vital government benefits," they testified.

According to the Legal Services Corporation, almost 11 percent of its clients are low-income elderly.

The full Justice Gap in America report can be downloaded at >> www.lsc.gov/pressr/releases/101705pr.htm

In Brief

Announcing New Academy on Violence and Abuse

A new academic health membership organization, the Academy on Violence and Abuse, is dedicated to making violence and abuse a core component of medical and related professional education.

The American Medical Association National Advisory Council on Violence and Abuse provided impetus to the establishment of this new organization when its members realized that in order for violence and abuse to be incorporated into the core education of physicians and other health care providers, a professional membership organization was needed to give credence to the discipline, according to the Academy.

If you are a professional provider of services who deals with the health care system in some way, or if you are an educator in a health care-related field, or if you do research around the health-related consequences of abuse, or around methods of teaching/training in health care, or if you believe that in some way your work will advance the organization's mission, the Academy invites you to become a member. Charter membership is $100 until the end of 2006.

The Academy welcomes student participation.

For more information, contact:
Academy on Violence and Abuse
7907 Powers Boulevard
P.O. Box 423
Chanhassen, MN 55317

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Call for Papers: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect

The Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, the official journal of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, invites articles on the latest research, innovative practices, and policy developments.

The next anticipated publish date is January 26, 2006.

To submit a manuscript, write Terry Fulmer, PhD., Editor-in-Chief, jean.journal@nyu.edu. Electronic submission is preferred.

For full instructions for submitting manuscripts, go to www.haworthpress.com/journals/SIresults.asp?sku=J084

Quote of the Month

"The rights we safeguard, the causes we advance, the people we save from harm are in constant need of protecting."
— Bill Graham, Chair, National Association of Legal Services Developers

Table of Contents

Policy & Legislation

State News

Special Report: Learning From Katrina

Promising Practices Spotlight: "Caring In Crisis"

Calendar/Coming Up

NCEA News & Resources

On the Frontlines

Research & Scholarship

Trends & Statistics

Funding Opportunities

New on the Bookshelf

In Brief

Quote of the Month

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