June 30, 2016
Betsey Crimmins, Senior Attorney, Elder, Health, and Disability Unit, Greater Boston Legal Services
A.J. Ruben (center), Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
Andrew Capehart, Assistant Director, National Adult Protective Services Association
It has been said that we cannot prosecute our way out of the problem of elder abuse. A myriad of complex legal issues arise from typical scenarios of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation that are uniquely addressed by civil legal providers working in collaboration with APS and P&A attorneys. Legal remedies such as asset recovery, revoking PoAs, removal of abusive guardians, restoring public benefits, recession of property transactions, contracts and wills, housing fairness, and Olmstead remedies are at the very center of assuring the independence, safety, and financial security of older adult and people with disabilities who fall victim to elder abuse. This webinar explored best practice models of collaborations between legal provider, adult protective services, and protection and advocacy networks in responding to the most difficult legal issues arising from elder abuse.
Additional sponsorship for these Webinars are provided by a grant from the Administration for Community Living. This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project webinars for the National Legal Resource Center.