The Elder Abuse and Neglect Documentation Tool for Law Enforcement was adapted from the Geriatric Injury Documentation Tool (GERI-IDT). In developing this new documentation tool, focus groups were held with law enforcement officers and detectives across the country. Their insight and perspective was extremely valuable in creating a tool that would assist in documenting situations of physical abuse and neglect.
The tool has several features, including space to record victim and suspect statements, a body diagram to document injuries, and a ruler to measure physical findings. This tool can be used to supplement law enforcement’s official written report.

Elder Abuse and Neglect Documentation Tool

Richard Esquivel (richard.esquivel@med.usc.edu)