The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of abuse and neglect of older persons and adults with disabilities The NCPEA is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America’s most vulnerable citizens. It was established in 1988 to achieve a clearer understanding of abuse and provide direction and leadership to prevent it. The Committee is one of three partners that make up the National Center on Elder Abuse, designed to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on information and materials on abuse and neglect.
The purposes of NCPEA are to: (a) strengthen elder and adult abuse prevention and intervention capabilities; (b) conduct and support research on the subject of the abuse and neglect of older persons and adults with disabilities; (c) educate the public about the problem of the abuse and neglect of older persons and adults with disabilities; (d) promote the sharing of information among professionals and advocates in the field of elder and adult abuse and neglect; (e) develop educational and training programs about elder and adult abuse prevention and treatment for individuals and groups working with older persons and adults with disabilities; and (f) advocate for system and legislative action that will respond to the needs of victims, perpetrators, and their families; support the individual’s right to self-determination; and prevent the mistreatment of older persons and adults with disabilities before it occurs.
For more information, visit the NCPEA website.