Resources: Elder Abuse - Elder Justice

Indiana Attorney General


Report senior fraud or patient abuse & neglect to the Indiana Attorney General's office. Sign up to receive e-mail and text notifications of consumer alerts to find out about the latest scams. Find pevention tips on how to avoid telemarketing fraud, home improvement scams and charitable giving and other charity information. You can also report nursing home patient abuse and neglect by entering information on this form. Indiana TRIAD programs can also be accessed at this site. This site is a good source to learn about Phishing and consumer protection issues.

Indiana Adult Protective Services

State Hotline



Adult Protective Services: Indiana is the only state where Adult Protective Services is a criminal justice function.

The Adult Protective Services (APS) Program was established to investigate reports and provide intervention and protection to vulnerable adults over age 18 who are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. APS field investigators operate out of the offices of county prosecutors throughout the state.

Indiana Adult Protective Services Area Map

Indiana Legal Services

Indiana Justice Center

Senior Law Project

  Indiana Legal Services (ILS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout the state of Indiana. ILS helps clients who are faced with legal problems that harm their ability to have such basics as food, shelter, income, medical care or personal safety. The site contains a search box to research information. Click here to find contact information for the Senior Law Project.
  The ACLU of Indiana is dedicated to protecting the freedoms guaranteed to Indiana residents by the Indiana and United States Constitutions. The ACLU of Indiana works to protect civil liberties through litigation, legislative action, advocacy, communications outreach, education and fundraising.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dedicates a part of their web site to Elder Maltreatment. Definitions, data sources, risk & protective factors, consequences, preventional strategies all all discussed. They also have a page directing you to additional federal and non - federal resources.


American Bar Association Commission on Law & Aging


The American Bar Association site has information on Elder Abuse, Guradianships, Health Care Decision Making, Voting & Cognitive Impairments and a Consumer's Toolkit for Health Care Advance Planning. This is a good place to learn terminology and information about laws related to elder abuse.They also follow the Elder Justice Act and post updates. They also do research on how to better serve elders through the court systems.


Award-winning online eldercare sourcebook

  Elder Web - an good online resource for all issues pertaining to elder care that maintains an entire section on Elder Law for every state.
ELDERABUSE FOUNDATION   Find an elder abuse lawyer, learn about signs of nursing home neglect and how it is defined. Review nursing home regulations and get information on choosing a nursing home. There are many nursing home abuse resource links posted here.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.


  Find an elder law attorney. NAELA is a professional association of elder law attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services to seniors and people with special needs.

The National Center for Elder Abuse is directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging. Its mission statement is - "National, state, and local partners in the field will be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation."

This site contains information and tools to help your organization raise awareness of elder abuse.

  The National Council on Aging Elder Justice pages contain information about many senior issues. Your organization can join an awareness campaign, read their issues breif on the Elder Juctice Act, or order a DVD to promote community awareness and dialolgue about elder justice. Explore the entire NCOA web site to learn about all senior issues.
  The National Committe for Prevention of Elder Abuse consists of researchers, practioners, educators and advocates dedicated to preventing abuse and neglect of older persons and adults with disabilities. Since 2008, NCPEA has awarded competitive $10,000 NCEA mini-grants to establish community-based, multidisciplinary coalitions to enhance elder abuse awareness, prevention, and intervention.
  The National Association of Triads believes that communities should work together to keep older adults safe. This partnership of law enforcement, older adults, and community groups promote safety and share information on crimes against seniors and how to avoid them. The four pillars of their organization are to educate, assist, support and unite to protect older adults.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE   The National Institute of Justice is a research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. This agency identifies emerging promising practices concerning elder abuse and evaluates their effectiveness in improving prevention, dectection and intervention efforts. Their research focuses on responding to the real world needs of victioms, communities and criminal justice professionals.


National Institute on Aging

  The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health house the National Institute on Aging. You can search for all topics about health and aging including Elder Abuse . You also can learn about health scams, crime and older people. Resources are listed for each of these topics.
AARP   AARP adovcates to educate about and lessen the incidence of Elder Abuse. Visit their advocacy pages to learn more about this issue.

Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

Click on the link to the left to learn more about elder abuse through the eyes of criminal justice. This site contains links to many federal programs and policies.


The Elder Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association focuses on serving the needs of older adults and persons with disabilities. Its activities include advocating the development of laws benefiting elder citizens and persons with disabilities, simplifying and expediting forms and procedures related to the practice of elder law, promoting ethical and competent practice in the field of elder law, and disseminating information for the better understanding of the public in matters relating to elder law.

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