- ALL Grant Program
Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases Workshop (August 12-15)
Date: August 12-15, 2012
Location: Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel, 12201 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN
Program Overview & Workshop Description
The workshop addresses the following topics using hypothetical case problems, role-plays, small-group workshops, and faculty demonstrations. The highly interactive format enables judges and judicial officers from different jurisdictions and levels of experience to learn from one another as well as from faculty experts.
Aging and the Dynamics of Elder Abuse
This segment will help participants recognize the extent of the elder abuse epidemic in this country and in their courtrooms.
Evidence in Elder Abuse Cases
This segment will illustrate the fundamental importance of judicial fact finding and discuss how effective fact finding can impact an elder abuse case.
Leadership and Access to Justice
This segment focuses on the judge’s leadership role in increasing access to justice for victims of elder abuse.
Fairness and Culture Issues in Elder Abuse Cases
Participants will formulate definitions of cultural competency, discuss the dynamics of difference, and identify ways in which culture is relevant in the courtroom.
Decision Making Skills
This segment will focus on making decisions in elder abuse cases that preserve the dignity of victims, encourage self-determination, enhance safety, order the least restrictive alternatives, and hold perpetrators accountable.
Additional information about the workshop may be found at the following link: http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/content/features/detail/1727/.
Registration information may be found here: http://www.njidv.org/component/option,com_cjsejs/action,register/regid,60/.