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   Elder Abuse Webinar Series: Innovative Research Partnerships
January 31, 2012

Building a Risk Assessment Tool for the N.H. Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

January 31, 2012 | 2 pm to 4 pm EST

~ This was an online Webinar. ~

This Webinar examined the complex issue of researching an elderly population, and how a truly innovative partnership among state adult protective services agencies, a national association, and criminal-justice researchers is overcoming the challenges.

Recording: View the multimedia recording of this event.

Presentations: View the slide presentations of the panelists.

Biographies: View the biographies of the moderator and panelists.

Resources: Click here for online resources related to this Webinar.

Moderator: The discussion was moderated by Andy Mao, Senior Counsel for Health Care Fraud and Elder Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.


  • Kristen Johnson, researcher with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. She will talk about a risk assessment for elder mistreatment that she is currently developing in New Hampshire that is funded by the National Institute of Justice.
  • Rachel Lakin, New Hampshire’s Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services. She will offer a practice and policy perspective: what makes her relationship with the researchers work? How have practices in her agency changed as a result of the research experience? And what should other adult protective services agencies think about before they get involved in a research project?
  • Kathleen Quinn, director of the National Adult Protective Services Association. She will offer a national perspective, including guidelines to help state agencies that are thinking about participating in these important research projects.

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This Webinar is the third in a series on elder abuse, sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the National Institute of Justice.


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