Starting a Legal Risk Detector Initiative in Your Community: Case Studies from the Field (Webinar)

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Pro Bono Net, Center for Elder Law & Justice
  • Source: Pennsylvania > PA Pro Bono
  • Senior Citizens
Aging Safely graphicAnnouncing Aging Safely: A Webinar Series on Technology and Partnership Strategies to Better Combat Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

With support from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Pro Bono Net and the Center for Elder Law & Justice have partnered on an initiative to create and expand two online tools to enable innovative partnership and outreach models to identify, respond to and remedy elder abuse and financial exploitation:

1.) the Legal Risk Detector, a web-based screening and referral app designed for use by social workers, nurses and other professionals in aging; and

2.) Online forms, powered by LawHelp Interactive, to help victims of abuse and exploitation access legal remedies available to them.

For nonprofit legal aid organizations and professionals serving the aging, this three-part webinar series will highlight the goals of this project, how these tools are being used by senior-serving organizations, and how other programs can take advantage of resources and learning developed under this project. Nonprofit legal services staff, victim advocates, social workers, librarians, educators and health care professionals working with aging populations are welcome.

This webinar, the second in the series, will highlight examples of projects in two additional regions – one urban, and one rural -- in which the Legal Risk Detector is being used successfully expand outreach and referral efforts to seniors on elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation issues. Panelists will discuss differences in these service models, the community partners involved, and factors to consider when designing similar projects. Attendees will also learn about resources and information available for programs interested in adopting the Risk Detector or developing a similar project in their local communities. 


• Tim Baran, Pro Bono Net (moderator)
• Donna Dougherty, JASA
• Shah'ada Shaban, LSNC

This project is supported by grant number 2017-VF-GX-K135, U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), for the FY 2017 Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Project. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.