U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

New Resource Available for Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams

New Resource Available for Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams

With support from OVC, the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging recently released a web page with resources to assist Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams (EAFRTs). This new online resource is intended to improve services to elder and adult abuse victims across the country.

EAFRTs are multidisciplinary teams that examine deaths caused by or related to mistreatment to identify system gaps and improve victim services.

The web page describes EAFRT projects and products, including background information, a list of existing teams, and relevant ABA policy. Among the updated resources is the Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams: A Replication Manual. The updates to this manual include information on the criteria and selection of cases for review, confidentiality practices, preventing "blame and shame," and a comparison of 27 categories of professionals serving as team members.

The EAFRT web page will continue to be updated with new documents and other resources.

(Posted July 12, 2019)

Date Created: November 13, 2019