Elder Abuse Restraining Order Representation Project
Elder Law & Advocacy is excited to announce the Elder Abuse Restraining Order Representation Project (EARORP) serving both San Diego and Imperial Counties. This program provides free legal advice and representation for victims of physical, emotional or financial elder abuse. Representation includes assistance with court paperwork and representation in the civil restraining order hearing.
California law defines Elder Abuse as “(1) Physical abuse, neglect, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment with resulting physical harm or pain or mental suffering. (2) The deprivation by a care custodian of goods or services that are necessary to avoid physical harm or mental suffering. (3) Financial abuse…”
It is estimated that Elder Abuse is experienced by 1 in 10 older adults. It is also believed that many cases of elder abuse go unreported.
The Elder Abuse Restraining Order Representation Project offers free legal advice and representation to older adults (aged 65+) who have been the victims of financial, physical or emotional abuse. This program seeks to increase the access to justice for seniors who would otherwise be unrepresented and encounter many barriers to successful completion, including facing their abuser in court alone and navigating the technicalities of the court process.
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