The Role of Judges in an Elder Abuse Case

Event Description: 
The Elder Justice Initiative at the US Department of Justice is hosting a webinar on the role of judges in preventing and addressing elder abuse. The criminalization of elder abuse means that it enters a courtroom both directly in civil and criminal cases, as well as indirectly (e.g., in the context of a guardianship proceeding). The presenter, Judge Howze, will discuss what this means in the context of courtrooms today. Topics covered will include:
  •  the dynamics of elder abuse
  •  relevant issues such as cognitive capacity
  •  expert witnesses which may be required
  • reasonable courtroom accommodations 
  • the advantages of elder abuse multidisciplinary teams
  •  the importance of judicial leadership on the issue of elder abuse
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Elder Justice Initiative
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