Elder Abuse Codes
Elder abuse codes serve as essential legal frameworks designed to identify, categorize, and ultimately prevent the mistreatment of older adults. These codes usually encompass a variety of forms of abuse, from physical and emotional mistreatment to financial exploitation and neglect. In the unique context of indigenous communities across the United States, these codes are often adapted to be culturally sensitive, recognizing the importance of tribal sovereignty and traditional practices. This careful blending of legal standards with community norms creates a more effective and respectful approach to combating elder abuse within these communities. For more information, view the following section of the EPT Toolkit: Developing Tribal Elder Abuse Codes
Below, you’ll find an interactive map that provides a state-by-state breakdown of elder abuse codes specifically tailored for indigenous Elders. To view resources and information relevant to your area, simply click on your state. This tool aims to empower individuals, community leaders, and professionals with the knowledge needed to better protect our Elders while respecting the richness of their diverse cultures and traditions.
View State-Specific Elder Abuse Codes: Expand for Detailed List
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Dakota