Catalysing Change Week | 1–5 May 2023

Solutions from the Frontlines

Restorative Justice and Healing for People Affected by Elder Abuse

10 May 2022 | 19:00 - 20:30 CEST
Problem solving session/thematic workshop

With live introductions and Q & A opportunities, this session will showcase the Webinar presented by the California Elder Justice Coalition about the Waterloo Restorative Justice Elder Abuse Project conceived and delivered by Arlene Groh, Executive Director. Developed over two decades ago, the Project remains one of the few programs of its kind globally serving older adults who have suffered abuse by care-givers, relatives and others. This session will show a video depicting how the Waterloo program used a Peacebuilding Circle to reduce the harm to family relationships following a case of financial elder abuse. The video’s producer and circle co-facilitators will discuss the benefits and challenges of applying restorative justice to elder abuse, potential applications and settings in which it can be used, and steps for implementing programs.

The hosts

Arlene Groh Eva Marszewski Lisa Nerenberg

Sustainable development goals

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

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