For more information about the Sonoma County Elder Justice Initiative or to inquire about volunteering, contact the Elder Justice Coordinator, Donata Mikulik at (707) 526-4108 x 114 or donatam at sasnb.org
Volunteer Financial Analysts and Legal Expertise Needed:
The Sonoma County Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) supports investigating financial exploitation of elders and dependent adults. Volunteer expertise is needed in analyzing and compiling financial records, advising on civil law, as well as construction knowledge. Call (707) 526-4108 today to learn more and speak with the Elder Justice Coordinator.
Volunteer must pass a criminal background check and complete a training as well as quarterly timesheets as a volunteer of the County of Sonoma. Team meets monthly on the afternoon of the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
The Elder Justice Initiative strives to ensure seniors are safe and supported in Sonoma County with dignity, honor and respect. The Elder Justice Coalition is a collaboration of Sonoma County organizations unified in the common goal of elder justice.
Check out Elder Abuse Awareness coverage on KTVU Channel 2 News June 24, 2019:
Listen to our Elder Justice Coordinator & APS Program Manager interview with Pat Kerrigan from KSRO for Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month:
Listen to our Elder Justice Coordinator Donata Mikulik on Sonoma County’s Talking:
Did you hear the KZST Advertisement?
Check out our fraud prevention videos:
- Elder Abuse awareness presentations on the topics of ‘Frauds, Scams, and Other Types of Abuse’ available at no cost to community groups looking to learn more about how we can protect ourselves.
- Publicity and awareness campaigns to encourage community members to think about the well-being of older adults around us.
- Professional Trainings.
- Addressing gaps in services and connecting agencies serving older adults.
“Creating a just society includes treating older people as equal members and making sure we are all connected to our communities as we age, so that we can prevent and address elder abuse.”
We believe in a just society that recognizes that all people are equal. No matter how old we are, we are entitled to be treated as full members of our communities.
We need policies that connect people to our communities at all stages of life. But our current policies increase social isolation. This puts older people at greater risk of neglect and abuse. It means all members of our society are not truly equal.
Our communities should be set up to prevent and immediately address elder abuse. This is what justice looks like.
– Frameworks Institute’s philosophy of Elder Justice.