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.
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
Exploring Restorative Justice Approaches to Prevent 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.
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." Co-presenters were Arlene Groh, consultant and founding director of the Community Care Access Centre’s Restorative Justice Approach to Elder Abuse Project (Waterloo, Ontario), and Eva Marszewski, director of Peacebuilders (Canada). May 10, 2022.
An Elder Justice Perspective on COVID-19
Presentation at the California Association of Adult Day Services (CAADS) Embracing the Future Together conference.
November 17, 2021
Undoing Undue Influence
Webinar hosted by the Illinois Department on Aging
June 25, 2021
Bringing Restorative Justice to Elder Abuse: A Dialogue
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Elder Abuse: Unlocking the Potential of Restorative Justice: A Virtual Conference
Syracuse University College of Law. Oct. 16, 2020. For more information, see Bringing Restorative Justice to Elder Abuse.
Elder Justice & Ageism: Beating the OK, Boomer Backlash Journalists in Aging Fellows webinar. Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Journalists Network on Generations. Nov. 12, 2020.
An Agenda for Elder Justice In the COVID-19 Era and Beyond
Aging Life Care Association, Western Region Chapter 30th Annual Conference. Sept 25, 2020
Toward a More Just, Less Ageist Society: An Elder Justice Agenda
Legal Assistance for Seniors’ Fall Webinar Series on Elder Abuse.
Sept 15, 2020
Advocating for Elder Justice in the COVID-19 Era
Elder Justice Lunch and Learn Series Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano, and Alameda, in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and others. Aug 20, 2020