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Have You Been Abused or Mistreated? “My caregiver hasn’t given me my medication in days.” “She screens my phone calls. I feel isolated.”

Call on us. Refer clients to us. Volunteer for us.

Elder Justice Unit

Support us. Our Mission: to pursue justice for victims and prevent abuse through quality legal services, community partnerships, education, and awareness.

“My children have been taking money from my bank accounts.” “I am not allowed to see my grandchildren unless I give my son money.” “I don’t remember changing my will.”

“I got a phone call from someone pretending to be from the IRS.” “He grabbed my arm a little too hard.”

Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University 78 North Broadway White Plains, NY 10603 www.law.pace.edu/wjc www.facebook.com/pacewjc Multi-language services available For more information, call: 914-422-4069 (Main Office) 914-287-0739 (Helpline) Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services and the New York State Office for the Aging and the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (WCDSPS). In accordance with Federal law, PWJC prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or handicap, in all aspects of the provision of services for the benefit and welfare of Senior Citizens, and in all employment practices including hiring, firing, promotion, compensation and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

2018 © PWJC


What is Elder Abuse?

How We Can Help The Pace Women’s Justice Center Elder Justice Unit provides free civil legal services and education to Westchester residents, male or female, aged 60+, who have experienced some form of elder abuse or mistreatment. We also assist clients with referrals to appropriate agencies and professionals.

Some of the legal services we provide to victims of abuse:  Orders of protection  Powers of attorney  Advanced health care directives  Voluntary guardianship  Wills  Eviction prevention Common elder abuse situations:  Domestic abuse  Financial exploitation  Consumer fraud

Emotional Abuse: Inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress through verbal or nonverbal acts, e.g. humiliating, intimidating, or threatening.

Physical Abuse: Inflicting physical pain or injury, e.g. slapping, bruising, or restraining by physical or chemical means.

Sexual Abuse: Non-consensual sexual contact of any kind.

Exploitation: The illegal taking, misuse, or concealment of funds, property, or assets of another for someone else’s benefit.

Neglect: The failure by those responsible to provide food, shelter, health care, or protection for a vulnerable senior.

Self-Neglect: Characterized as the failure of a person to perform essential, self-care tasks and that such failure threatens his/her own health or safety.

(Administration on Aging, US Department of Health and Human Services)

You Are Not Alone One in ten seniors aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. (CDC and National Council on Aging)

For information and assistance, please call our free Legal Helpline:

914-287-0739 In an emergency, always

dial 911


What is Elder Abuse?

How We Can Help The Pace Women’s Justice Center Elder Justice Unit provides free civil legal services and education to Westchester residents, male or female, aged 60+, who have experienced some form of elder abuse or mistreatment. We also assist clients with referrals to appropriate agencies and professionals.

Some of the legal services we provide to victims of abuse:  Orders of protection  Powers of attorney  Advanced health care directives  Voluntary guardianship  Wills  Eviction prevention Common elder abuse situations:  Domestic abuse  Financial exploitation  Consumer fraud

Emotional Abuse: Inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress through verbal or nonverbal acts, e.g. humiliating, intimidating, or threatening.

Physical Abuse: Inflicting physical pain or injury, e.g. slapping, bruising, or restraining by physical or chemical means.

Sexual Abuse: Non-consensual sexual contact of any kind.

Exploitation: The illegal taking, misuse, or concealment of funds, property, or assets of another for someone else’s benefit.

Neglect: The failure by those responsible to provide food, shelter, health care, or protection for a vulnerable senior.

Self-Neglect: Characterized as the failure of a person to perform essential, self-care tasks and that such failure threatens his/her own health or safety.

(Administration on Aging, US Department of Health and Human Services)

You Are Not Alone One in ten seniors aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. (CDC and National Council on Aging)

For information and assistance, please call our free Legal Helpline:

914-287-0739 In an emergency, always

dial 911


Have You Been Abused or Mistreated? “My caregiver hasn’t given me my medication in days.” “She screens my phone calls. I feel isolated.”

Call on us. Refer clients to us. Volunteer for us.

Elder Justice Unit

Support us. Our Mission: to pursue justice for victims and prevent abuse through quality legal services, community partnerships, education, and awareness.

“My children have been taking money from my bank accounts.” “I am not allowed to see my grandchildren unless I give my son money.” “I don’t remember changing my will.”

“I got a phone call from someone pretending to be from the IRS.” “He grabbed my arm a little too hard.”

Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University 78 North Broadway White Plains, NY 10603 www.law.pace.edu/wjc www.facebook.com/pacewjc Multi-language services available For more information, call: 914-422-4069 (Main Office) 914-287-0739 (Helpline) Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services and the New York State Office for the Aging and the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (WCDSPS). In accordance with Federal law, PWJC prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or handicap, in all aspects of the provision of services for the benefit and welfare of Senior Citizens, and in all employment practices including hiring, firing, promotion, compensation and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

2018 © PWJC


What is Elder Abuse?

How We Can Help The Pace Women’s Justice Center Elder Justice Unit provides free civil legal services and education to Westchester residents, male or female, aged 60+, who have experienced some form of elder abuse or mistreatment. We also assist clients with referrals to appropriate agencies and professionals.

Some of the legal services we provide to victims of abuse:  Orders of protection  Powers of attorney  Advanced health care directives  Voluntary guardianship  Wills  Eviction prevention Common elder abuse situations:  Domestic abuse  Financial exploitation  Consumer fraud

Emotional Abuse: Inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress through verbal or nonverbal acts, e.g. humiliating, intimidating, or threatening.

Physical Abuse: Inflicting physical pain or injury, e.g. slapping, bruising, or restraining by physical or chemical means.

Sexual Abuse: Non-consensual sexual contact of any kind.

Exploitation: The illegal taking, misuse, or concealment of funds, property, or assets of another for someone else’s benefit.

Neglect: The failure by those responsible to provide food, shelter, health care, or protection for a vulnerable senior.

Self-Neglect: Characterized as the failure of a person to perform essential, self-care tasks and that such failure threatens his/her own health or safety.

(Administration on Aging, US Department of Health and Human Services)

You Are Not Alone One in ten seniors aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. (CDC and National Council on Aging)

For information and assistance, please call our free Legal Helpline:

914-287-0739 In an emergency, always

dial 911


Have You Been Abused or Mistreated? “My caregiver hasn’t given me my medication in days.” “She screens my phone calls. I feel isolated.”

Call on us. Refer clients to us. Volunteer for us.

Elder Justice Unit

Support us. Our Mission: to pursue justice for victims and prevent abuse through quality legal services, community partnerships, education, and awareness.

“My children have been taking money from my bank accounts.” “I am not allowed to see my grandchildren unless I give my son money.” “I don’t remember changing my will.”

“I got a phone call from someone pretending to be from the IRS.” “He grabbed my arm a little too hard.”

Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University 78 North Broadway White Plains, NY 10603 law.pace.edu/wjc www.facebook.com/pacewjc Multi-language services available For more information, call: 914-422-4069 (Main Office) 914-287-0739 (Helpline) Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services and the New York State Office for the Aging and the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (WCDSPS). In accordance with Federal law, PWJC prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or handicap, in all aspects of the provision of services for the benefit and welfare of Senior Citizens, and in all employment practices including hiring, firing, promotion, compensation and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

2018 © PWJC

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