Today, the Elder Justice Roadmap report was released by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services after two years of work involving stakeholders from inside and outside the federal government. The Roadmap, intended to be a planning resource “by the field, for the field” as well as a national strategic plan for elder justice, informed the structure of and subjects addressed at the inaugural meeting of the Elder Justice Coordinating Council in 2012.
On April 4, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) both sent Dear Colleague letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittees on behalf of the Elder Justice Initiative and other elder abuse prevention programs. Fourteen senators signed Sen. Blumenthal's letter and ten representatives signed Rep.
On March 25th, Bob Blancato, National Coordinator of the bi-partisan Elder Justice Coalition, will be testifying before the House Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee in support of funding for elder justice and specifically the President's FY 2015 budget, which called for a total of $25 million dollars for an Elder Justice Initiative.
March 5, 2014
The bi-partisan 3000 member Elder Justice Coalition today called the $25 million Elder Justice Initiative contained in President Obama’s FY 2015 budget proposal “a very encouraging development, which provides the issue of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation some of the elevated attention it has long deserved.”
We are pleased to unveil the new Coalition website! It has been a labor of love, and there are still behind-the-scenes tweaks going on, so pardon our dust while we work to bring you the most comprehensive website possible. We have a new Facebook page, YouTube page, Google+ page, and newly/regularly updated Twitter, so be sure to check all of them out!