The Elder Justice Center at Eliza Bryant Village provides temporary safe space for the growing population of older adults who are experiencing some form of trauma, violence, abuse, and/or criminal victimization. To ensure clients will return to a safe environment, we work with our community partners to connect clients and their families to legal, financial, and social service supports.
The innovative Eliza Bryant Village Elder Justice Center is the only provider of these unique and needed services in Ohio.
We envision a world where:
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult.
Physical: Use of force causing pain or injury; inappropriate use of medications or physical restraints.
Sexual: Non-consensual sexual contact.
Psychological: Mistreatment that affects emotional or mental health, intimidation, threats, harassment, humiliation, isolation, or belittlement.
Neglect: Deprivation of food, clothing, shelter, medicine, or personal hygiene. Self-neglect involves seniors or adults with disabilities who fail to meet their own essential physical, psychological or social needs, which threatens their health, safety, and well-being.
Financial Exploitation: Misuse of money, property, or resources.
The National Center on Elder Abuse reports that one in ten seniors are victims of elder abuse. This is likely to be an underestimation, as only 1 in 24 cases of elder abuse is reported, in part because older people are often afraid to report cases of abuse to family, friends, or to the authorities. 1 in 5 older people has experienced elder abuse during the pandemic, a jump of nearly 84% over pre-pandemic estimates (American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, November 2021).
Who are the abusers?
The abused have a 300% higher risk of death, as a consequence of abuse. Other consequences include isolation, intimidation, mental anguish, physical pain, and financial ruin.
The Elder Justice Center is a safe space for elderly victims of crime, abuse, violence and/or trauma. Our Mission is to provide quality services, outreach programs, and a dignified, compassionate, and secure living environment for seniors.
The mission of the SPRiNG Alliance is to create a network of regional elder abuse shelters and other similar service models with close working relationships, shared resources and technical assistance, common standards of excellence and a vibrant community of support.
The Elder Justice Center is funded, in part, by the Ohio Attorney General’s Victims of Crime Act Fund.
Since opening in December 2019, the Elder Justice Center at Eliza Bryant Village has been the proud recipient of several awards.
These awards reinforce how necessary our Elder Justice Center program is to the community.
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