The Elder Justice Advocates Academy provides elder justice advocates across the country from multiple disciplines with information and resources to understand developments, participate in the national dialogue on elder justice, and effect positive change. It will build upon CEJC’s state program by sharing the information, strategies, and materials CEJC has already produced, providing technical assistance to help other communities implement promising practices, offering a repository for states to share resources and promising practices, serving as liaison between federal and state advocacy organizations, and providing leadership in making state needs known to federal lawmakers. The Academy will reveal national trends and identify the need for new and improved policy and the interpretation of existing statutes and regulations. The sharing of information, insights, contacts, sample materials, and best practices will expand the supply and quality of services for victims. It will further provide opportunities for creating a shared vision and agenda for elder justice. Specifically, it will provide:
Supported by the Huguette Clark Family Fund for Protection of Elders (HCFFPE), the Academy builds on HCFFPE’s past work to promote innovation in policy and practice. Past projects include: National Protocol to Implement Federal Guidance on Banks Sharing Client Records to Investigate Elder Financial Exploitation Elder Financial Exploitation Civil Statutory Provisions White Paper on Financial Exploitation, National APS E-Learning Modules on Financial Exploitation and Undue Influence. HCFFPE welcomes the opportunity to partner with other public and private grant-makers devoted to elder justice.