STAGES Pilot Institute Registration

Futures Without Violence, in collaboration with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, offers a two-day pilot institute for judges, court staff and community members to address financial exploitation and abuse of older adults.

Dates of STAGES Pilot Training: January 9- 10, 2019
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Application Deadline: November 9, 2018; CLOSED

This institute is pending DOJ approval. Please do not make any travel arrangements at this time. 

STAGES Pilot Institute Learning Objectives
As a result of this pilot institute, participants will better be able to:
  • Recognize financial exploitation against older adults, other forms of abuse that may co-occur, and ways in which age can increase vulnerability to these crimes.
  • Work together within the court and with community partners to enhance practices and protocols to provide fair, efficient, accessible services for older adults who have experienced financial exploitation and abuse.
  • Identify and define legal, medical and financial instruments and terminology that may arise in cases involving financial exploitation and abuse of elders.
  • Assess opportunities for improvement in your court practices and policies and commence planning to meet the needs of older adults who have experienced financial exploitation and abuse.
Who May Attend?
Attendance is limited to 45 participants in 8-10 teams. Teams should consist of a judge plus court staff and community/allied stakeholders who currently work with older adults or would like to enhance their work to include older adult survivors of financial exploitation and elder abuse. The teams should include at least one judge; 1-2 employees of the court, such as court administrators, law clerks, case managers, court operations, security, analysts, technology specialists; and 1-2 allied professionals or stakeholders such as prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, court-appointed guardians of older adults, Adult Protective Services, community partners (direct service providers, financial service providers, elder services, domestic violence services) community advocates/attorneys,  or other court/ allied professional. Participants must agree to attend all workshop sessions as a condition of acceptance; the workshop begins Wednesday, January 9 at 9:00 a.m. and concludes Thursday, January 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Participants are strongly encouraged to register in teams of 3 to 5 to maximize the benefits of the program. Teams interested in participating will need to submit an application for this training, with each individual applying separately and noting other team members in the space provided. FUTURES will prioritize teams that apply with a judge plus 2-4 other professionals with at least one member of the team representing the court and one representing a community partner. 

Costs and Additional Information:
There is no fee to participate in this Institute. FUTURES will cover costs associated with teams’ participation at the Institute, including  airfare, local transportation, lodging for up to 3 nights, and meals at the prevailing federal per diem rate.  Due to limited capacity, FUTURES  will ca

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* 1. Please give a brief description of your court and/or community response to financial exploitation and other forms of elder abuse. Include information about the history of your community's court-based responses and ways in which that response has changed over time.

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* 2. Why is your team interested in attending the STAGES Institute? Please be specific, including what your team hopes to gain from this conference as it pertains to planning or improving court and/or community responses to financial exploitation and other forms of elder abuse

This project is supported by Grant No. 2017-VF-GX-K132, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.