Responding To Elder Abuse In Alabama- Montgomery
|Dates:||June 13, 2017 Other Dates|
|Meets:||Tu from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM|
|Location:||AUM Nursing Auditorium|
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********* This Class is intended for Law Enforcement & DHR Professionals *********
Location: AUM Nursing Auditorium- AUM CAMPUS
Address: -7461 East Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 9 am- 4pm
Law Enforcement APOST Contact Hours: 6 Hours
Why the need for this training:
The elderly population is the fastest growing segment of our society. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2015 there will be approximately one million persons aged sixty (60) years and older living in the State of Alabama. This number will only increase over the next decade. Elderly persons are among the most vulnerable groups in Alabama, and the number of elderly victims entering the criminal justice system can be expected to increase significantly with the increase in the elder population. The change in the composition of our population and the sheer number of older persons will have continuing implications for our law enforcement community. Traditionally, law enforcement has dealt with crime committed by and against a younger population. However, the increase in crimes targeted specifically against older persons requires the development of specialized services to address elderly victims of crime. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, between one and two million Americans sixty-five (65) and older have been abused, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by their caretaker or by someone they look to for protection. Elder abuse has no boundaries. It crosses all racial, social, class, gender and geographical lines. For each case of elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self-neglect reported to authorities, five more go unreported. Purpose of training:
The purpose of this training is to institute a coordinated Law Enforcement response, so as to promote a comprehensive method of addressing abuse, neglect and exploitation of older persons. Differences in practices and policies by the many disciplines that provide service to elderly victims in Alabama can lead to significant disparities in prevention, protection, reporting and service to those victims. This training will provide model guidelines and investigation procedures for Alabama law enforcement responding to abuse, neglect and exploitation against the elderly. Objectives:
Attendees will gain an understanding of the following :
Law Enforcement Responsibility
The Instructor: Steve Searcy began his career with the Montgomery Police Department in 1975. In 2000 he was chosen by the Chief of Police to establish and become the first Commander of the Domestic Violence Bureau with the Montgomery Police Department. He has served as an regional community policing instructor for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and is a state-wide trainer for the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence. He was selected in 2010 from a nationwide search committee to be the Executive Director of the first Family Justice Center in the state of Alabama. He has chaired the state law enforcement committee that developed the State Attorney Generals Elder Abuse Protocol for law enforcement officers. He assisted the United States Attorney General’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama Office in establishing one of the first Human Trafficking Task Forces in the State.
This seminar is sponsored by AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc., Alabama Peace Officers' Association, U.S. Attorney's Office, MDA, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant # 15-DJ-ST-008 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.
This APOST Certified (6 hour) training seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. (registration at 8:30), and will end at 4:00 p.m.
This seminar is open to law enforcement officers and DHR professionals and there is no cost to attend.
For assistance with registration please contact Margaret Faulkner.
Phone: (334) 244-3116