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Grants to support UCI elder abuse prevention efforts
Date:3/15/2011

nior citizens, several of which are the first in the nation:

  • The Orange County Vulnerable Adult Specialist Team consists of geriatricians and neuropsychologists who provide in-home evaluation of seniors suspected of being abused.

  • The Elder Abuse Forensic Center brings together legal, medical, social services and law enforcement experts to better understand, identify and treat elder abuse; help prevent it; and determine more efficient ways of successfully prosecuting cases.

  • The Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect offers medical, forensic and victim services to abused and neglected seniors, as well as training, research and technical assistance to law enforcement and social services agencies statewide.

  • The Elder Abuse Training Institute is devoted to educating legal, medical, social services, law enforcement and government personnel about all aspects of elder abuse.

Mosqueda noted that numerous community partners helped secure the two grants, including the Orange County Social Services Agency, the Office of the District Attorney, the Council on Aging's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, the Orange County Sheriff's Department, the Anaheim Family Justice Center and CalOptima's Aging & Disability Resource Connection.


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Contact: John Murray
jdmurray@uci.edu
714-456-7759
University of California - Irvine
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