My colleagues Meredith Smith and Aimee Wall are hosting a webinar on Thursday, July 16, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. that will provide an overview of North Carolina’s framework for protecting older adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The program, which is offered at no charge, will focus on connectivity and collaboration across systems and on groups that work to empower older adults to remain free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. You can register for the webinar here.
Spoiler alert. During the webinar, Meredith and Aimee will introduce an amazing new web-based tool – the North Carolina Elder Protection Network. The tool is designed to connect, inform, and support multidisciplinary teams and professionals working in aging and adult services across North Carolina. Features include an active discussion forum for professionals to share questions and information categorized by subject matter, a digital map and directory of multidisciplinary teams and professionals working in aging and adult services, and a resource library of content. Among that content is a manual that serves as the foundation for the online network: Legal Framework for North Carolina’s Elder Protection System. Chapter 3 of the manual covers the criminal investigation and prosecution of elder abuse.
As with much of our work at the School of Government, this work was supported by our valuable partners; in this case, the North Carolina Conference of Clerks of Superior Court and the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts. The entire project, including the webinar, was made possible by a grant from the NC Governor’s Crime Commission.