We provide legal support and advice to protect the safety and dignity of our elderly population.
Elder abuse can take many forms: physical, sexual, emotional, financial, or verbal. It can also look like neglect: barring access to food, money, or other necessities. If you are unsure if you may be experiencing elder abuse, the questions below may help you decide. Does your caregiver, spouse, or child:
– Threaten or terrorize you?
– Hit, slap, kick, punch, push, or in any way physically hurt you?
– Insult or degrade you at home or in public?
– Force you to have sex or engage in any type of unwanted sexual activity?
– Threaten you with deportation?
– Control where you go, who you see, and what you do?
– Control your access to finances?
– Access your money/possessions without your permission?
In addition to providing regular support through our Hotline, we host Elder Abuse Workshops twice a week at the Central Justice Center at the Orange County Superior Court. This workshop is for adults 60 years of age or older or dependent adults between the ages of 18 and 64. At this workshop, we help attendees file for restraining orders and provide connections with our attorneys who can assist with case evaluation, preparation of legal documents, advice, and counsel, and court representation in elder abuse cases.