Interdisciplinary Approaches to Elder Justice: Unlocking the Potential of Restorative Practices
950 Irving Ave., Syracuse, MacNaughton Collaboratory (Room 130)
The goal of this symposium is to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by using restorative practices to address elder abuse. It brings together international scholars from a variety of disciplines working at the intersection of restorative practices and elder justice, a small but dynamic group, to share their work, perspectives, and findings, resulting in an interdisciplinary dialogue to further innovations and generate “best practices” for utilizing restorative practices in this context.
Elder abuse is an epidemic, affecting an estimated 141 million people worldwide, with an estimated 15% of older adults experiencing some sort of abuse later in life. Too often, options to address harms caused by elder abuse and exploitation are limited. Although seniors may be encouraged to report abuse to law enforcement and other service providers, civil and criminal remedies are often ineffective. Creative alternatives must be developed, and “elder restorative justice” presents such alternatives, promoting the repair and reconciliation of the underlying relationships. Keynote speakers are Chris Marshall, the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice at Victoria University’s School of Government in Wellington, New Zealand, and Jennifer Llewellyn, Professor of Law and the Yogis and Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Other presenters include noted scholars in the fields of law, nursing, medicine, law, psychiatry, gerontology, and social work.
Interdisciplinary Approaches To Elder Justice / SU College Of Law
Start Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
End Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
Last Day to Book: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Genesee Grande, Crowne Plaza Syracuse, Marriott Syracuse Downtown, and Courtyard by Marriott Syracuse Downtown.
Free parking is available in the Raynor Lot. Hotel shuttles may be available for transportation to and from campus.Campus map: https://www.syracuse.edu/about/map/
If staying at the Sheraton, Dineen Hall is about a 15 minute walk.Map from Visit Syracuse: https://www.visitsyracuse.com/trip-planning/maps/
After April 3rd, we will provide attendees with a password-protected link to a listing of resources from the symposium, including PowerPoint presentations and a bibliography of resources