Sunday, July 17, 2016

New York State Elder Abuse Prevention and Intervention Service Survey: Report of Findings

The purpose of the survey, to which 484 individuals across NY State responded, was to obtain granular feedback about the state of elder abuse services across multiple service systems. All counties except two, plus the Seneca nation, were represented. The majority of respondents reported on a county or regional, versus statewide, basis. Their function within their organizations varied, from front-line service providers to administrators.

Here are a few of the notable findings, broadly stated:
There’s both a need for elder abuse prevention and intervention services and for case finding. Details of both inadequate services and underused capacity were offered.

Both the barriers to reporting abuse to law enforcement and the capability of law enforcement to respond adequately are problem areas.

There are numerous obstacles to elder abuse victims’ receiving crime victim compensation.

“We hope the findings will spark conversations with people within and across the many organizations and systems involved with preventing and responding to elder abuse,” said report co-authors Breckman and Caccamise. “We also hope that the information will be valuable to all those interested in improving, designing, expanding, and/or funding elder abuse victim prevention and intervention services in NYS.”

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New York State Elder Abuse Prevention and Intervention Service Survey:  Report of Findings

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