The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), a research and development agency of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), has awarded $800,000 to the Urban Institute and the University of Southern California (USC) to develop and test programs that could help combat elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. The Justice Department said the awards, which are also supported by its Elder Justice Initiative, will further the NIJ’s understanding of elder abuse and its ability to address it more effectively. The funds will help researchers identify solutions to the mistreatment of the elderly and evaluate their effectiveness in prevention, detection, and intervention. ... Read More
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