Monthly Archives: May 2019

Register for OVC TTAC’s Online Expert Q&A: “Identifying Signs of Elder Abuse or Neglect” (June 12, 2019)

 June 12, 2019 | 2:00:00 PM EDT.
Summary: In October 2017, the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act was signed into law. The law requires the U.S. Department of Justice to take a number of steps to both enhance its own efforts and to support the efforts of state and local prosecutors, law enforcement, and other elder justice professionals in preventing and combatting elder abuse and financial exploitation. This session will explore the different forms of elder abuse, the role that dementia and other cognitive issues play, promising preventive measures, and some of the challenges of prosecuting such cases.
Note: This session will be recorded and posted on the Expert Q&A Past Sessions tab when available.

New online course from John Hopkins University- “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change”

This course is designed to provide learners with the best available science and insights from top scholars across the country as well as the skills to understand which interventions are the most effective to offer a path forward for reducing gun violence in our homes, schools, and communities.
Through this course, you will learn how to:
1. Appreciate the scope of gun violence and the importance of considering the issue across a variety of contexts.
2. Describe the role of law and policy in addressing gun violence at the federal, state, and local levels.
3. Compare the effectiveness of gun violence policies and highlight the importance of changing the way we talk about gun violence.
4. Describe state standards for civilian gun carrying and use and how those standards affect crime and violence.
5. Describe how firearm design is regulated, the effective and just enforcement of firearm laws, and strategies for reducing police-involved shootings. 6. Identify and explain evidence-based programs to reduce gun violence and understand public opinion on gun policy.”
This free online course takes approximately 13 hours to complete.