Evaluating Elder/Adult Abuse Fatality Review Teams
The American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging is inventorying elder/adult abuse fatality review teams (EAFRTs) across the United States. This is a crucial step for a new project funded by OVC and conducted in collaboration with the University of Texas Health Science Center.
The new project builds upon the Commission's earlier work, also funded by OVC, which provided seed funding to some of the earliest EAFRTs and produced an elder abuse fatality review team replication manual.
The goals of this project are to update and expand the initial capacity-building work and evaluate the impact of EAFRTs in identifying system gaps and improving victim services. The Commission on Law and Aging is seeking information about multidisciplinary teams that review deaths that were or might have been related to elder abuse, domestic violence in later life, or abuse of adults with disabilities.
(Posted March 21, 2018)