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Hilary Dalin

Hilary Dalin is the Director of the Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services at the Administration for Community Living (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) in Washington DC. The Office coordinates and manages a federal strategy for elder justice, to provide coordinated and seamless responses to transform adult victims of abuse into survivors and to prevent abuse before it happens. The Office supports elder rights and legal assistance programs for older Americans funded in every state, and supports pension counseling and assistance programs. The Office works closely with ACL’s Office of Long-Term Ombudsman Programs. Previously, Ms. Dalin was with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Prior to joining the government, Ms. Dalin was involved nationally and at the state level with advocacy for benefits access, elder abuse remedies, and legal assistance for older Americans. She was an attorney and manager in older Americans legal assistance programs for many years. She worked collaboratively to advance rights, access and improvements to the autonomy rights and Social Determinants of Health of older Americans with economic or social need of older adults.  She served as Long-term Care Ombudsman legal back-up and trainer in several states, has taught elder law and health law at a number of law schools and is a prior Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Elder Law Section.

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.