LEE ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION PARTNERSHIP
for a FREE Public Screening of
AN AGE FOR JUSTICE:
Confronting Elder Abuse IN AMERICA DATE: April 24, 2012 TIME: 10-11:30a.m. Please arrive no later than 9:45a.m. LOCATION: The Lee County Sheriff's Office 14750 6 Mile Cypress Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33912 RSVP: (239) 590-0861 Refreshments will be provided
April 22-28 is National Crime Victims' Rights Week. National Crime Victimsʼ Rights Week is an observance throughout the US to promote victims' rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. In Conjunction with National Crime Victims' Rights Week, the Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership is hosting a FREE public screening of the short film An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America. This film is a part of a nationwide effort to increase public awareness of elder abuse in America and to give elders and advocates a voice for needed policy changes. Along with this short film will be a post-screening discussion, lead by LEAPP partners. The Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership (LEAPP) would like to remind the public that in many cases, elder abuse victims are also victims of crime. LEAPP is a coalition among Lee County human service providers and agencies. LEAPP's mission is to create community partnerships that effectively promote awareness of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. LEAPP's funding is made possible through a grant awarded to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center by the National Center on Elder Abuse and National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse as well as grants from CAMEO and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center oversees funding and projects for LEAPP. For more information, contact United Way 211 or 239-433-3900.