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Briefing Date:06/11/2002
Topic:Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in an Aging America

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Committee on National Statistics
Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect

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Congressional Briefing
Tuesday, June 11, 2002 -- 2:30 p.m.
G-31 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.

on

Elder Mistreatment:
Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in an Aging America

by

Richard J. Bonnie, John S. Battle Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, Director, University of Virginia's Institute of Law, and Chair, Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect, Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council

This new report from the National Research Council assesses what researchers know about the nature of abuse of the elderly, and the current status of national, state, and local efforts to gauge its prevalence.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on June 17, 2002. It can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academy Press.

A hearing in front of the Finance Committee of the U.S. Senate was held on this topic on June 18, 2002. Click on the following link to read the testimony of the Chair of the National Research Council Panel, Richard J. Bonnie.

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