Our Coalition

The Coalition of Elder Justice in CT ~ A multi-disciplinary, statewide group of private and public stakeholders working together to prevent elder abuse and protect the rights, independence, security, and well-being of vulnerable elders.”

Our History

The Coalition for Elder Justice in CT was formed by the State Department on Aging in 2013 to lead and convene public and private stakeholders addressing elder justice issues in Connecticut. Governor Dannel Malloy recognized the Coalition and authorized the active participation by various state departments to collaborate and protect elders from multiple forms of elder abuse as illustrated in Executive Order 42.  Since that time, the Coalition has hosted annual Seminars and Coordinating Council sessions and our partners have increased two-fold. A number of Action Teams have also been working on such issues as Financial Exploitation, Bank and Faith-Based training, and partnering with AARP Fraud Watch. With the recent award of an Administration of Community Living grant, support will be provided for Conservator Web-based Training, Law Enforcement training, and Elder Abuse Awareness.

Steering Committee

While the day to day coordination and operations are executed by Co-Chairs, lead staff of the State Unit on Aging – Department of Aging and Disability Services, the Steering Committee is comprised of key member organizations with distinct expertise in elder abuse. Together they provide support, guidance and oversight of progress on behalf of the Coalition.

Coordinating Council

The Coordinating Council, an appointed body, is comprised of approximately twenty-five member organizations from within and outside of state government whose role is paramount in aging, disability, advocacy, elder rights, law enforcement, finance, education, insurance, victim services and business. The Council oversees the general operations of the Coalition.
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Coalition Members

The Coalition is a multidisciplinary, statewide network of agencies and organizations that are partnering to achieve the vision and goals of the Coalition. Membership is open to all interested stakeholders at no cost. Members receive information and updates, and have opportunities to attend seminars and the annual meetings and participate in Action Teams.

Action Teams

The Coalition works to fulfill its mission through action teams of members who have identified concerns that impact the state’s ability to support an adequate public-private infrastructure and the resources needed to be in a place to prevent, detect, treat, understand, intervene in and, where appropriate, prosecute elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.

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Coordinating Council Agency Members

AARP Connecticut

Better Business Bureau

CT Alzheimer’s Association

CT Bar Association

CT Chiefs of Police Association

CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence

CT Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity

CT Department of Banking

CT Department of Consumer Protection

CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

CT Department of Public Health

CT Department of Social Services - Protective Services for the Elderly

CT Division of Criminal Justice - Office of the Chief State’s Attorney

CT Long-Term Care Ombudsman

For All Ages

Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging

Jewish Senior Services (CAPE)

Legal Services Organizations of CT

Office of the Probate Court Administrator

Office of the State Attorney General

Office of the Victim’s Advocate

Quinnipiac University

Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging

State Police Training Academy - CT Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

State Unit on Aging, Department of Aging and Disability Services