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The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

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June 07th 2016:Elder Abuse: Prevalence, Prevention and Protection

A groundbreaking study based in New York estimated that 260,000 (1 in 13) older adults in the state of New York had been victims of at least one form of elder abuse in the preceding year. The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that for every case known to programs and agencies, 24 were unknown. New York is not alone. Response and prevention strategies for elder and vulnerable adult abuse worldwide are varied. Elder abuse has multitude of negative impacts on both the micro and macro levels including physical, psychological, financial, social, hospitalizations & disability, medic

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Sarah Duval

Sarah Duval is a staff attorney at Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York. She handles cases dealing with elder exploitation and is a frequent presenter on the topic of elder abuse prevention. Sarah graduated cum laude from SUNY Buffalo Law School in 2012. Sarah is a member of the Council on Elder Abuse, the SPRiNG Alliance for Elder Shelters, and the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section’s Elder Abuse Committee. She has been published in the New York State Elder and Special Needs Law Journal and is the recipient of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, WNY Chapter’s Outstanding New Lawyer of 2015.
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