ENHANCED MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM (E-MDT)
The E-MDT meets at least once a month to discuss cases, develop service plans and assign action items. While the primary goal is to ensure the safety of elder abuse victims, the E-MDT also seeks to reduce risk of future abuse, recover stolen assets and pursue criminal prosecution in appropriate cases. In 2016, Erie County Adult Protective Services reported receiving 1,600 elder abuse referrals.
Center for Elder Law & Justice received funding from Lifespan of Greater Rochester to implement the E-MDT in Erie County.
For more information about the E-MDT, call Kathy Kanaley, the E-MDT coordinator at 853-3087 x 219.