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Practical Issues: Preparing and Prosecuting Elder Sexual Assault Cases

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Providing legal services to elder victims of sexual violence is a unique challenge to a large number of professionals from various disciplines. The prosecution process involves a multi-disciplinary effort including prosecutors, rape crisis center staff, protective service workers, law enforcement officers, medical and nursing personnel. This booklet explores obstacles to prosecution of elder sexual abuse cases and offers practical solutions for professionals involved in these cases.