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Elder Abuse Forensic Center

The only one of its kind in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center (LACEAFC) is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of professionals that provide expert case examination, documentation, consultation, and prosecution of elder and dependent adult abuse cases.

The LACEAFC opened in 2006 after the LA County Board of Supervisors called for improved communication and coordination between county agencies responsible for investigating crimes against the elderly.

Only professional county and city agencies may refer a case for discussion at the Forensic Center. These professionals include: Law Enforcement, Adult Protective Services, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, District Attorney’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, GENESIS (Department of Mental Health), Victim Witness Program Advocates, the Coroner’s Office, and other related fields.

If you fall into these categories and would like to discuss your case, please contact Teresa Yu, Program Manager, at [email protected] or (323) 409-1470.

The Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center Offers a number of services including:

  • Multi-agency team case review and action plans
  • Forensic evaluation and documentation
  • Medical and neuropsychological evaluations
  • Education and training
  • Consultation
  • Victim and social services

Only professional county and city agencies may refer a case for discussion at the Forensic Center. These professionals include: Law Enforcement, Adult Protective Services, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, District Attorney’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, GENESIS (Department of Mental Health), Bureau of Victim Services, the Medical Examiner – Coroner’s Office, and other related fields.

If you fall into these categories and would like to discuss your case, please contact Kathleen Tor, Program Manager, at [email protected] or (323) 409-1470.

Adult Protection Team

To respond to cases of elder abuse, VIP’s Adult Protection Team provides a host of important medical services. In partnership with Adult Protective Services and other city and county agencies, VIP manages a hospital-based multidisciplinary team for elderly and dependent adults to respond to trauma. 

30,000

elder and dependent adult abuse reports made annually in LA every year

Medical Services are provided by the VIP Adult Protection Team including:

  • Forensic medical examinations for victims of elder abuse and dependent adult abuse
  • Screening for abuse and neglect of patients 65 years and older at LAC+USC Medical Center
  • Geriatric medical care for patients 65 years and older
  • Primary care for dementia patients
  • Referrals to sub-specialists, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, audiology, and ophthalmology
  • Authorized medical equipment

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