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Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Resource Guide: Summit Event Briefing

Summit Event Briefing
November 14-15, 2018
Marriott Downtown 700 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa

On June 15, 2018, the United States Department of Justice and Department of Agriculture committed to working together to promote elder justice in rural and tribal communities. Elder justice refers to a society’s response to elder abuse, which includes physical abuse, caregiver neglect, financial exploitation, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, and abandonment. Each year in America, at least 10% of older adults (age 60 or older) experience one or more forms of elder abuse. This is unacceptable.

The goal of the Summit and subsequent activities is to enhance the ability of elder justice professionals to more robustly respond to the unique needs of older adults residing in rural and tribal communities by sharing best practices and proposing innovative strategies to fill the identified gaps in service needs, all with the goal of enhancing the lives of older Americans everywhere.


  • Elder and Tribal Justice Summit - Briefing Download
  • Elder and Tribal Justice Summit - Summit Materials Download

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