Launched in May 2003, the Elder Abuse Forensic Center changes the way elder abuse cases are prosecuted through an unprecedented collaborative process. The Center is staffed by professionals from legal, medical, social services, and law enforcement agencies who conduct case reviews; in-home medical and mental status, and evidentiary investigation; taped victim interviews; education; consultation; and research. The collaboration brings these experts together to better understand, identify and treat elder abuse, determine more efficient ways to successfully prosecute elder abuse cases and support the prevention of elder abuse through greater awareness and education among those professionals who work with older and disabled adults.

Currently, the Elder Abuse Forensic Center is one of the direct service components of the Center of Excellence in Elder Abuse and Neglect www.centeronelderabuse.org.

The Elder Abuse Forensic Center houses professionals from the following 9 local agencies:

  - University of California, Irvine (UCI)
  College of Medicine, Geriatrics
- Adult Protective Services
- Office of the District Attorney
- Sheriff's Department
  - Public Administrator/Public Guardian
- Community Service Programs
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman
- Older Adult Services
- Human Options

For additional information, visit www.centeronelderabuse.org.
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