PROTECT screens elder adults at DFTA’s Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center and is the first program of its kind to bring an evidence-based psychotherapy to victims to improve both mental health and elder abuse outcomes. More →
Joy Solomon, Esq, is the Director and Managing Attorney of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, the nation’s first emergency shelter for elder abuse victims. Joy co-founded The Weinberg Center in 2004. She was previously Director of Elder Abuse Services at the Pace Women’s Justice Center, a non-profit legal advocacy and training center based at Pace University Law School. Prior to joining the Women’s Justice Center in 1999, Joy investigated and prosecuted a variety of crimes including child abuse, fraud, and elder abuse as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, where she served for eight years. Joy is a frequent speaker on the issue of elder abuse, including to the United States Senate, Special Commission on Aging.
Joy is a board member of NCPEA, on the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association where she is Chair of the Elder Abuse Committee and on the Advisory Board of the New York City Elder Abuse Center, of which she was a founder. In 2010 Joy received The New York State Bar Association award for Excellence in Public Service. Joy is also a certified ISHTA yoga instructor.