June 01, 2015 EXP

One Court System’s Response: The Pennsylvania Elder Justice Initiative

By Edward W. Madeira Jr., Joseph A. Sullivan

In a noteworthy judicial initiative with national implications, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court appointed a 38-member Elder Law Task Force in 2013 and charged them with developing a blueprint to improve the interaction of elder Pennsylvanians with the court system, with special attention to their protection from abuse and neglect. Their path-breaking report, citing heartbreaking statistics on need and bold proposals to address them, was recently released.

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