New Protocol Brings Access to Justice for Older Adults in New York City

, New York Law Journal


Deirdre Lok, counsel for The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse and Prevention, Intervention and Research at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, writes: Most New York City boroughs are implementing a protocol for homebound and mobility-challenged older adults to obtain orders of protection. This collaboration between community agencies and the courts obviates the wait time for mobility-impaired older adults to obtain an order of protection, and finally grants access to the courts for victims of abuse who are homebound and unable to physically appear in court.

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