The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is the national association for professionals, practitioners, and researchers across disciplines working to address abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders and vulnerable adults. Established in 1988 by Dr. Rosalie S. Wolf, NCPEA engages members from aging and social services, APS, healthcare, justice, domestic violence, and other arenas. Students among these disciplines are also welcome.
NCPEA has a rich history of participation in national initiatives to shape elder abuse prevention and response. Our members are vital elder justice advocates. Past and current efforts include:
Establishing the Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, a peer-reviewed international publication dedicated solely to the issue of elder mistreatment
Providing a national voice for elder abuse victims by participating in White House Conferences on Aging, providing Congressional testimony, and consulting on policy development
Developing training resources, such as the Polyvictimization curriculum on behalf of the Office of Victims of Crime
Collaborating with the National Adult Protective Services Association to produce Research to Practice training resources
Together, we have the power to prevent elder abuse.
NCPEA is a non-profit organization committed to a policy of non-bias and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. NCPEA complies with all requirements of law and regulations with respect to non-discrimination in the provision of services, employment, and member or volunteer participation.