Training offered by other organizations
A number of organizations offer training for judicial officers on issues related to elder abuse:
- National Judicial Education Program (Sexual Assault)
- National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence - Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases Workshop
State-specific training resources
A number of states have developed state-specific training resources. They include:
- The California courts' Center for Families, Children and the Courts', a 2.5 day curriculum on Handling Elder Abuse Issues which covers topics including: judicial ethics; types of elder abuse; evidentiary issues; medical, probate, conservatorship, and criminal law issues; assessing capacity; undue influence; and victim, perpetrator and family characteristics.
Download the compressed curriculum zip file here which contains: PPTs, lesson plans, and materials
- The Maryland courts have a website and an 8-part video series describing alternatives for guardianship.
If you have a state training program you would like to include as a resource, please contact Diane Robinson.