C3A Consortium

Awareness, Advocacy, Action in Combating Elder Abuse

About C3A

C3A ConsortiumOur Mission:  The C3A Consortium advocates for older adults who may be victims of elder abuse and/or neglect. We strive to promote elder abuse awareness, strengthen state mandated protective services, and increase state and federal funding for adult protective services (APS). 

C3A began 35 years ago when a group of concerned professionals began to research
the problem of elder abuse.  A few years later, C3A helped draft  Ohio’s Adult Protective Service Law, as well as to advocate for its passage on March 30, 1981..

Highlights of C3A accomplishments during the past 25 years:

  • 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, full day professional conference providing annual recognition to 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.