Lisa Nerenberg, MSW, MPH is Executive Director of the California Elder Justice Coalition. She writes and lectures on elder justice and elder abuse, with a focus on multidisciplinary teams, innovations in policy and practice, undue influence, and public health approaches to achieving health equity. In her Elder Justice, Ageism and Elder Abuse (Springer, 2019), she offers an ecological model for combatting ageism and promoting justice that focuses on individual rights, abuses of power, community engagment, parity within and between communities, and the need for stuctural reforms to combat ageism. In her earlier Elder Abuse Prevention: Emerging Trends and Promising Strategies (Springer, 2008) she describes what the public, government, agencies, and advocates can do to prevent abuse, treat its effects, and ensure justice.
Reinforcing California’s Elder Justice Infrastructure: Committing to Equity and Inclusion. Lead author for comprehensive blueprint for ensuring the rights of older Californians. (2023).
Restorative Justice: Can it Heal the Harm of Elder Financial Abuse? Next Avenue. (August 9, 2021).
In Elder Abuse Cases: Restorative Justice Holds the Promise of Honoring Relationships. Dispute Resolution Magazine, 27(2). American Bar Association. (2021).
A Model of Elder Justice. Bifocal, 42(3). American Bar Association. (2021).
Recent and Upcoming Events
The Range of Remedies in Elder Mistreatment. Panelist on webinar hosted by the National Center on Elder Abuse. April 12, 2023.
Research on Violence Against Older Women Through a Feminist Lens. Moderated panel at NGO CSW67, a parallel event at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. March 9, 2023.
Restorative Justice and Healing for People Affected by Elder Abuse. Workshop at "Catalysing Change Week" event sponsored by Catalyst 2030, "a global movement of social change innovators." May 10, 2022.
Exploring Restorative Justice Approaches to Elder Abuse
Workshop at the 8th National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) Conference. Co-led by Kay Pranis, international leader in restorative justice and author of the seminal Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking. July 8, 2022.
An Agenda for Elder Justice. The Commonwealth Club July 22, 2020. Presentation followed by discussion with aging expert Bill Benson. Recordings of the event are available on:
YouTube , Facebook or the Commonwealth Club Podcast