Lakeshia McCloud

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crime, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc., MetLife Foundation, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Service location Rochester, New York
  • Issue area Elder Abuse
  • Fellowship class year 2016
  • Program Elder Justice AmeriCorps

The Project

Assist adults 60 and over with legal issues surrounding elder abuse. Train legal professionals to increase there knowledge of financial exploitation, neglect, and abuse of the elderly.

This project addresses legal issues that are highly under represented. This includes considering how aging affects a person and how those changes make them more susceptible to abuse or being the abuser. It includes clients need for legal professionals to be understanding to their memory problems and capacity issues. The project also address’ the inter complex issue of elder abuse and how some may consider it a “family issue” and not want to report.

 

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