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Elder Justice: Stronger Federal Leadership Could Enhance National Response to Elder Abuse

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Kay
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-15T19:52:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-15T19:52:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Brown, Kay. (2011). Elder Justice: Stronger Federal Leadership Could Enhance National Response to Elder Abuse. U.S. Government Accountability Office, GAO-11-208, 64 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc GAO-11-208
dc.identifier.uri http://www.gao.gov/assets/320/316224.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/489
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract This report contains information on (1) existing estimates of the extent of elder abuse and their quality, (2) factors associated with elder abuse and its impact on victims, (3) characteristics and challenges of state Adult Protective Services (APS) responsible for addressing elder abuse, and (4) federal support and leadership in this area. To obtain this information, GAO reviewed relevant research; visited six states and surveyed state APS programs; analyzed budgetary and other federal documents; reviewed federal laws and regulations; and interviewed federal officials, researchers, and elder abuse experts. [We find that] existing research underestimates, and cannot be used to track trends in, the full extent of elder abuse; elder abuse is associated with a number of risk factors and has a significant impact on its victims; nationwide, state APS programs fact significant challenges; [and] federal elder justice activities have provided some support to APS, but federal leadership is lacking. (Author text) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) en_US
dc.relation Elder Justice: Survey of Adult Protective Services Program Administrators, an e-supplement to GAO-11-208
dc.relation.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/490
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.subject Older Adults en_US
dc.subject Seniors en_US
dc.subject Elder Mistreatment en_US
dc.subject Abuse in Later Life en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Gaps in Service en_US
dc.title Elder Justice: Stronger Federal Leadership Could Enhance National Response to Elder Abuse en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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