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Training Resources & Tools

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
With support from BJA, the National Center for State Courts established the Center for Elders and the Courts and produced the following resources:

Additionally, BJA supported the production of the following resource by the American Bar Association:

Developing an Elder Abuse Case Review Multidisciplinary Team in Your Community
With support from the Office for Victims of Crime, the goal of this Elder Justice Initiative guide is to encourage and facilitate the development and growth of elder abuse case review Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs). The guide contains information about MDT structures and functions, along with common issues with which a team will need to grapple in developing a case review MDT.

Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement (EAGLE)
Developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, EAGLE is a national web module designed to support officers in identifying, intervening, and resolving cases of elder abuse. View the EAGLE Demo video to learn more.

Multidisciplinary Team Technical Assistance Center (MDT TAC)
The mission of the Elder Justice Initiative's MDT TAC is to provide tools, resource materials, and individualized consultations to facilitate the expansion of elder abuse case review MDTs across the nation.

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)
The mission of OVC TTAC is to bridge the gap among knowledge, experience, and victim assistance practice to help the victim assistance field successfully meet the challenges of an increasingly complex service delivery environment. OVC TTAC offers both online and onsite training and technical assistance opportunities on a variety of topics.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT)
OVC's VTT helps organizations and agencies address work-related exposure to trauma and the impact it may have. The VTT captures information and tools for those in specific fields, such as victim services, EMS, and law enforcement, and offers a compendium of resources.

Prosecuting Elder Abuse and Neglect: Critical Elements of a Successful Elder Abuse or Neglect Prosecution 
Made available through the Elder Justice Initiative, this video series covers many of the critical elements of investigating and prosecuting cases or elder abuse or neglect.

Training Resources on Elder Abuse (TREA)
A collaboration between the National Center on Elder Abuse and the University of Southern California Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics, the TREA site provides access to a searchable training database, live conferences and trainings, a video library, and additional resources.

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 older adults.

Date Modified: May 10, 2022
Date Created: August 12, 2020