Elder Justice Law and Legal Definition

According to 42 USCS § 3002 [Title 42. The Public Health and Welfare; Chapter 35. Programs For Older Americans; Declaration of Objectives and Definitions], the term "elder justice"--

"(A) used with respect to older individuals, collectively, means efforts to prevent, detect, treat, intervene in, and respond to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation and to protect older individuals with diminished capacity while maximizing their autonomy; and

(B) used with respect to an individual who is an older individual, means the recognition of the individual's rights, including the right to be free of abuse, neglect, and exploitation."