Mary Helen McNeal Awarded Grant to Research Restorative Justice for Elder Abuse
The Borchard Foundation Center for Law and Aging has awarded Professor Mary Helen McNeal a grant to assist her interdisciplinary research project entitled “Exploring Restorative Justice as a Remedy for Elder Abuse and Exploitation.”
"The grant will be used to fund a law student Research Assistant, as well as Dr. Maria T. Brown, an Assistant Research Professor in the Aging Studies Institute and faculty member in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics,” explains McNeal. "We will conduct qualitative interviews, produce a summary of relevant literature, and host a presentation of our findings for local services providers and interested University faculty."
This project grows out of an ongoing collaboration between McNeal, Brown, and the Restorative Principles Working Group, a local coalition whose long-term goal is to implement a pilot project in Onondaga County and, potentially, Oswego County, in Central New York.