Our Mission: ”The mission of the Consortium Against Adult Abuse (C3A) is to facilitate the identification, prevention and treatment of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults and vulnerable adults through active collaboration and education (Adopted: 9/26/08)”.
C3A began 35 years ago when a group of concerned professionals began researching the problem of elder abuse. A few years later, C3A helped draft Ohio’s Adult Protective Service Law, as well as advocate for its passage (March 30, 1981).
Highlights of C3A’s work over the past 25 years are:
- Creation of the Domestic Violence/Elder Abuse Roundtable
- Distribution of “Break the Silence” cards to help first responders identify and report elder abuse, neglect and exploitation
- Institution of an annual, all-day professional conference providing annual recognition of leaders in the field
- Passage of Ohio’s Elder Abuse Law
C3A is supported by the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, which serves as the Consortium’s auspice.