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Restorative Justice: Healing Approach to Elder Abuse

Groh, Arlene
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference On Restorative Justice. Centre for Restorative Justice. 1-4 June. Vancouver BC. Downloaded 16 June 2003.

Elder abuse is often referred to as a hidden crime. Concern for victims of this hidden crime led to the formation of the Restorative Justice Approaches to Elder Abuse Project in Canada. It is a collaborative effort of diverse community agencies – health, justice, social services, ethno-cultural, faith, and First Nations – in the Kitchener-Waterloo area of southwestern Ontario. The aim of the collaboration is to seek a healing, safe approach to elder abuse. Groh describes the origin of the project, its theoretical framework, root causes of abuse, legal perspectives on abuse and crime, and restorative justice and elder abuse.


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