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.

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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.

Webinar- Understanding Elder Mistreatment Through a Lens of Severity: Implications for Research and Practice

Friday, September 8, 2017

2:00-3:00 pm EDT

Please join this webinar as Sidney Stahl, PH.D., Research Consultant, Elder Justice Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., hosts a discussion with David Burnes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Burnes, a professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and Affiliate Scientist at Baycrest Health Sciences, introduced the concept of “severity” into the study of elder abuse. Severity of elder abuse may be an indicator of the urgency and types of help needed by victims of elder abuse. Yet, severity is an understudied aspect of the field, and Dr. Burnes has conducted several studies incorporating measures of severity. His research informs both targeted screening of victims, interventions that serve to help victims, and a forensic tool for possible use in the prosecution of elder abuse cases.

To register for the webinar, visit here.

Elder Abuse: The Mind, The Body, The Law

Monday, October 23, 2017

Where:  New York State Bar Center, 1 Elk Street, Albany, NY

What: Elder Abuse: The Mind, The Body, The Law

Who: Sponsored by the Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee. Co-sponsored by: Albany County Bar Association; Albany County Coalition Against Domestic Abuse; Albany Law School; Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association; Capital District Women’s Bar Association; Equinox; New York State Bar Association; The Legal Project.

Participants: Hon. Deborah Kaplan, Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence Cases; Paul Clyne, Assistant Attorney General; Sarah Duval, Center for Elder Law & Justice; Stephanie Kaiser, RN; Joshua Kean, NYS Police senior investigator; Nancy Needell, MD

Moderator: Hon. Rachel Kretser, Albany City Court Judge (ret.); Opening remarks by Hon. Thomas Breslin, JSC and Administrative Judge of the Third Judicial District

 Details:  The Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee presents a continuing legal education program exploring the nuanced elements of elder abuse, including the physical/ medical dimension, the mental/psychiatric factors and the legal and ethical complexities to identifying, prosecuting and preventing crimes which can take the form of physical abuse, emotional abuse and financial exploitation.

 CLE credit:  It is anticipated that 3 CLE credits will be awarded, including one for ethics.

 More information: Please contact Judge Kretser, RKret@AlbanyLaw.edu

 The National Institute on the Prosecution of Elder Abuse

November 7-10, 2017

New Orleans, LA

The National Institute on the Prosecution of Elder Abuse (NIPEA) is a three-and-one-half-day course designed to challenge prosecutors to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting elder abuse cases. Participants receive training on the dynamics of elder abuse as well as practical skills to successfully prosecute these cases. NIPEA explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors — balancing offender accountability with the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. In addition to case evaluation and litigation skills, the curriculum examines the benefits of developing a coordinated, victim-centered community response; explains common injuries and relevant medical evidence, providing guidance on the use of medical experts; explores ethical issues confronted by prosecutors; addresses the development and improvement of culturally-specific victim services; and offers prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in elder abuse cases.

NIPEA will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fifty-four (54) slots are available, as are limited scholarships to help defray travel and hotel expenses. There is no tuition fee for the institute.  Attendees may qualify for approximately twenty (20) continuing legal education credit hours including at least one (1) hour of ethics credit.
Preference will be given to prosecutor offices participating in the OVW Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program (or prosecutor offices which are partnered with organizations that receive such funds). All other applicants/prosecutors will be considered in the order in which they apply.

Interested prosecutors may apply to attend NIPEA by completing the survey here. Submission of an application does not guarantee a spot in the Institute; please DO NOT make travel arrangements unless and until you have been notified that you are accepted for the course. If you need assistance completing this survey, please contact Nina Reynolds at 608-237-3454 or nreynolds@ncall.us. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 29.

Please contact Ann Laatsch at alaatsch@ncall.us for more information about this program.

This event is sponsored by The Office on Violence Against Women, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life, and AEquitas – The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women.