Over half of older adults have at least one legal problem in a year, and ten percent have six or more legal problems. For many situations, both legal and non-legal interventions are needed to fully address an issue. Collaboration between legal assistance providers and the aging services network is key to a holistic approach to elder justice.
In practice, building these partnerships requires cultivation of relationships, strong communication, and a clear understanding of what each partner does. This webcast will provide practical tools for creating collaborative systems that will benefit your programs, clients, and the community.
Presenters will share:
• An overview of Older Americans Act programs and structure;
• Promising practices for connecting legal services with the aging and disability network;
• Highlights from collaborative projects in North Dakota.
Please see NCLER's previous trainings, The Essential Role of the State Legal Assistance Developer and Legal Issue Spotting, Intake and Referrals for a general introduction to referrals and the OAA legal services delivery system.
• Sarah Galvan, Senior Staff Attorney at Justice in Aging
• Michelle Gayette, Assistant Director of Aging Services of ND
• Richard LeMay, Executive Director of Legal Services of ND