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Adult abuse resources
If you are a senior in need of civil legal services, call the CLEAR*Sr hotline at 1-888-387-7111.
Agencies offering help
The Elder Justice Initiative
The Elder Justice Initiative (EJI), part of the US Department of Justice, provides resources on how to recognize, report, and prevent all forms of elder abuse including:
- Up-to-date information on the latest forensic research.
- Offers webinars for elder abuse professionals and those interested in elder abuse topics.
- Pamphlets and tools on elder abuse for purposes of community outreach.
- Resources and tools for victims, prosecutors, and law enforcement.
- How to contact law enforcement and other services and agencies in your area if you suspect elder abuse.
The National Center on Elder Abuse
Directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is committed to helping national, state, and local partners in the field be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The NCEA is a resource for: Policy makers Social service and health care practitioners The justice system Researchers Advocates Families.
The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates is dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's most vulnerable citizens. It was established in 1988 to achieve a clearer understanding of abuse and provide direction and leadership to prevent it. The Committee is part of 6 partners in the National Center on Elder Abuse (listed above), funded by Congress to serve as the nation's clearinghouse on information and materials on abuse and neglect.
Elders and Families
Elders and Families, a section of the Administration on Aging, is designed to assist older persons and their caregivers quickly obtain information and resources on a variety of aging-related topics. The information will help you become more familiar with issues affecting older adults, and the services and opportunities available to assist them.
The Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
The Aging and Long-Term Support Administration is a division of the Washington State DSHS. The division assists children and adults with developmental delays or disabilities, cognitive impairment, chronic illness, and related functional disabilities. The goal is to give them access to needed services and supports by managing a system of long-term care and supportive services that are high quality, cost effective, and responsive to individual needs and preferences.
The Office of Fraud and Accountability
The Office of Fraud and Accountability is a division of the Washington State DSHS. This division has delegated authority to conduct investigations related to allegations of fraud within programs administered by the DSHS. Investigations focus on Welfare eligibility issues and Vendor Fraud.
Investigators coordinate with:
- Staff at the Community Services Offices statewide
- County prosecutors
- Local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies