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Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center
The Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center answers questions about the
law in Wisconsin relating to guardianships, protective placements, conservatorships, Powers of Attorney for Health Care, Living Wills, DNR
orders and Powers of Attorney for Finances.
Wisconsin Information and Partners
Disability Rights Wisconsin
works to end abuse, neglect and denial of
the legal rights of people with disabilities.
Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic
Violence: Aging and Disabilities
-- What we do?
Abuse, Neglect and Family Violence: A Guide for Health Care Professionals
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual
Aging and Sexual Violence
Wisconsin State Law Library - Elder Law Center
offers legal information and assistance to Wisconsin senior citizens and
people who work with the elderly.
Violence in Later Life Information Packet Sexual violence
can affect individuals across the life span, including people in later
life. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center has created a series of
new resources related to sexual violence in later life. The packet
includes a fact sheet, technical assistance bulletin, technical assistance
guide, resource list, annotated bibliography and research brief.
Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation prevention campaign is aimed at educating medical professionals in
spotting individuals who may be particularly vulnerable to financial abuse.
The National Adult Protective Services Association works to provide
state Adult Protective Services professionals with a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the
quality of services for adults at risk.
Administration on Aging Elder Abuse Page
Association of State Units on Aging Elder Rights and Resources Page
for Disease Control and Prevention Elder Maltreatment Page
American Bar Association Elder Abuse Site
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence site serves as a national information
and referral center for the general public, media, and victims of abuse.
The National Center on Elder
Abuse, directed by the U.S. Administration on
Aging, is committed to helping national, state, and local partners in the
field be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with
dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and
The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's
most vulnerable citizens.
The National Organization for Victim Assistance
is an organization of individuals committed to the recognition and
implementation of victim rights and services.
The U.S. Department of
Justice, Office for Victims of Crime - Elder Abuse site links you to
helpful information and a variety of related sites.
The National Center for Victims of Crime works to make sure all crime victims
get the assistance and information they need.
Summary Information about Changes to Wisconsin Elder Adults/Adults at Risk Laws
Lawyer, August 2006 - Landmark Reforms Signed into Law:
Guardianship and Adult Protective Services
Wisconsin’s Elder Abuse and Adult at Risk Reporting Law
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March 15, 2013