January 29, 2019

Financial Exploitation by Conservators - A Series of Eight Background Briefs

Brenda K. Uekert, PhD, Kathryn Holt; Kathryn Genthon (National Center for State Courts); Erica Wood, Lori Stiegel, Dari Pogach (American Bar Association); Pamela Teaster, Karen Roberto, Chris Grogg (Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology); Cate Boyko, Stepheni Hubert (Minnesota Judicial Branch)

Despite the financial and psychological impact of conservator exploitation on victims and their families, there is little information on its extent and consequences. Thus, the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime funded the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), in partnership with the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging (ABA Commission), the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology (VTCfG) and the Minnesota Judicial Branch, to assess the scope of such exploitation and explore its impact on victims.

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