Useful Sites

AARP Fraud Watch Network

Learn how to protect yourself and get the latest information about fraud and scams in Connecticut. http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/

Administration for Community Living

http://www.acl.gov/NewsRoom/Observances/WEAAD/index.aspx

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

www.americanbar.org/aging

Avoid Identity Theft

https://www.usa.gov/identity-theft

Better Business Bureau of CT

Provides information concerning the places you can turn to if you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud or identity theft or if you are just looking to learn more. https://www.bbb.org/connecticut/get-consumer-help/coalition-for-elder-justice-in-connecticut-resources/

Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect

http://www.familymed.uci.edu/geriatrics/features/elder_abuse_day.asp

Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)

www.cane.udel.edu/

Coalition Members’ websites

http://elderjusticect.org/about-us/who-we-are/

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) 3

Researches, provides resources and reports on key issues that affect older adults: preventing elder financial abuse and exploitation, Social Security, planning for financial incapacity, reverse mortgages, and managing debt in later life. https://www.consumerfinance.gov/practitioner-resources/resources-for-older-adults/

National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)

Provides Adult Protective Services (APS) programs a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult mistreatment. http://www.napsa-now.org/

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

National resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. https://ncea.acl.gov/

National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER)

One-stop resource and support center for the legal services and aging and disability community. NCLER’s trainings, case consultations, and technical assistance are provided by Justice in Aging, the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, the National Consumer Law Center, and The Center for Social Gerontology—all under one roof. https://ncler.acl.gov/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=8595e1c7-7c2e-4ea4-8565-15d04b12d342

National Consumer Law Center

Addresses consumer justice and economic security for low-income and other disadvantaged people, including older adults, through its expertise in policy analysis and advocacy, publications, litigation, expert witness services, and training. https://www.nclc.org/

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

One of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes on Health, leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. The Institute seeks to understand the nature of aging and the aging process, and diseases and conditions associated with growing older, in order to extend the healthy, active years of life. https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/elder-abuse

National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

Provides support, technical assistance and training to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their statewide networks of regional (local) programs. The Center’s objectives are to enhance the skills, knowledge, and management capacity of the State programs to enable them to handle residents’ complaints and represent resident interests (individual and systemic advocacy). http://ltcombudsman.org/

The Elder Justice Coalition

A national advocacy voice supporting elder justice in America. http://www.elderjusticecoalition.com/

U.S. Department of Justice – Elder Justice Initiative

Supports and coordinates the Department’s enforcement and programmatic efforts to combat elder abuse, neglect and financial fraud and scams that target our nation’s seniors: Prosecutors, Law Enforcement, Multidisciplinary Teams, Victim Specialists, Research. https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice

USA.Gov – Identity Theft and other Fraud and Scams

Online guide to government information and services. https://www.usa.gov/identity-theft