There is a burgeoning elder justice movement among Native American, or indigenous American, tribes all across the United States. This blog describes the current landscape of the indigenous elder justice movement, notes the specific challenges to this community, highlights the work currently being done, and serves as resource for collaboration. I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Dr. Jacqueline Gray, Project Director for the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) to learn about the unique work NIEJI is doing in this area. More →
Welcome to the NYCEAC Events Page! Listed immediately below are upcoming elder justice and aging events accessible to those in the New York City area. Events include webinars, trainings, symposiums and more. These events can also be browsed using the events calendar, located on the left sidebar on every page of the site. To submit an event, please click here.
Events Outside the New York City Area
Listed below are events for the elder justice community scheduled to take place outside of the New York City Area. These events are not listed on the sidebar calendar.
In 2014 Congress lifted the cap on the Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) funding from $745 million to $2.361 billion. VOCA funds direct victim services and compensation. Since 2002, the Office on Violence Against Women’s Abuse in Later Life Program has funded communities to provide training for professionals on elder abuse; to create a coordinated community response and to enhance direct victim services for older adults. Join us to hear more about how you can apply for funding from these two federal programs to support victim services for older adults in your community. For more information and registration, click here.
The Adult Abuse Training Institute (AATI) will take place November 16-18, 2015 in Albany, New York. For more information about the Training Institute, click here.
For additional information regarding upcoming events related to elder abuse, neglect and exploitation prevention around the county, visit the National Center on Elder Abuse’s (NCEA) Calendar of Events.