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National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life

Seventy-seven million baby boomers are aging and people 85 and older, the fastest growing segment of the population, are disproportionately women. These demographic trends have significant implications for victimization, safety, suffering, health, and well-being of tens of millions of older Americans.

Through advocacy and education, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) works everyday to improve victim safety, increase abuser accountability, expand coordinated community response, and ultimately, put an end to abuse in later life.

As a private, non-profit organization, NCALL relies on federal funding and the generosity of others to carry out our work. To pledge your support to NCALL, please visit the Donation page today.


The Elder Justice Roadmap 

NCALL is delighted to join elder justice advocates across the county in announcing the release of The Elder Justice Roadmap.   

The Roadmap provides a detailed, practical guide for teams, communities, states and national entities. It is a strategic planning resource by the field for the field to foster coordinated approaches to reduce elder abuse, neglect and exploitation -- a problem with solutions.     

One of the top priorities highlighted by elder abuse stakeholders is to ensure that existing domestic violence, sexual assault, and other victim assistance programs better meet the needs of older victims. This Roadmap provides suggestions for how advocates may begin to allocate resources, collect data, develop and evaluate programs, and incorporate elder abuse issues into their training and technical assistance. Equally important, it also offers an opportunity to work collaboratively to raise the visibility of older victims and to enhance the safety and the quality of their lives.

This unprecedented effort gathered input from public and private entities, experts from across the United States, and hundreds of people who address elder abuse and have a role to play in detecting and preventing it. The Report can be found at http://ncea.acl.gov/Library/Gov_Report/index.aspx.  The Roadmap highlights key priorities and offers action steps to enhance direct services, education, policy, and research to reduce elder abuse.