The core objective of Northwest Journal News is to work with and provide a publishing platform for grassroots advocacy organizations. Our current partner is the Citizens Public Safety Network (CPSN) and their parent nonprofit organization the Northwest Business Alliance this includes affiliated groups and various research, technology development and advocacy branches. CPSN provide’s educational resources and technology to support vulnerable person and elder justice advocates as well as their affected family members. This partially consists of building knowledge skills platforms to understand and manage difficult circumstances in the family court system and relevant educational resources to learn the risks vulnerable persons face, even though they themselves may not understand their circumstance. This can include predatory risks posed by unethical professionals and unscrupulous family or friends that may take advantage of elder or vulnerable person’s unfortunate circumstances. One area of focus in our Exposes promotes the importance of best practices and encouraging advocates to police and enforce offending professionals to live up to the best practices standards set forth by the State and ethical codes of their profession. A Citizens Public Safety Network or Elder Justice Advocate is not an attorney nor does Northwest Journal News or CPSN provide any legal advice or consultation.
The combined strength of data journalism and affiliated grassroots organizations is vested in the unique mix of victim advocacy, technology, public education, media aggregation, reciprocally branded social media campaigns and legislative advocacy. News article curation and relevant online educational platforms can expose repeating trends and traits common to professional negligence, misconduct, malpractice, conflicts-of-interest, collusion and related failures and while highlighting the dire need for judicial accountability. This can be accomplished through a multitude of campaigns, including the necessity for court survivors and lawmakers to effectively enforce professional discipline and state policy reforms of the deeply fractured judicial system.
EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL & TECHNOLOGY USED FOR CURRENT VULNERABLE PERSON (VP) ADVOCACY PROJECTS AND DATA DRIVEN JOURNALISM EXPOSES.
Research Phase II:
ELDER ABUSE RESOURCES, LAWS & GUIDES
Dept. of Justice; Elder Rights Initiative, American Bar Association & American Psychiatrists Association:
- Legal Issues Related to Elder Abuse A Pocket Guide for Law Enforcement
- Elder Abuse Guide For Law Enforcement (EAGLE) State Specific Laws
- Additional Charges using Elder Justice Initiative Definitions
DIMINISHED CAPACITY ASSESSMENT HANDBOOKS
- Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity: A Handbook for Psychologists
- Judicial Determination of Capacity of Older Adults in Guardianship Proceedings
- ASSESSMENT OF OLDER ADULTS WITH DIMINISHED CAPACITIES
Grassroots Stakeholder Movement Resources: Vulnerable Person (VP) Task Force Aggregating, Curating, Tracking and Profiling Webs, Maps & Apps:
- VP TASKFORCE
- CITIZENS PUBLIC SAFETY NETWORK (CPSN)
- CITIZEN TO CITIZEN (C2C) PUBLIC SAFETY MOVEMENT
- CITIZEN POLICING SOFTWARE – ALTRUESOFT
- CITIZEN SAFETY MAPS
- CITIZEN’S ELDER ADVOCATE SUPPORT ENTERPRIZE (CEASE)
- VICTIM’S ENFORCEMENT NETWORK GATHERING EVIDENCE (VENGE)
- NORTHWEST JOURNAL’S PROBATE PAPERS
- CITIZEN BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (CBI)
- ADVOCATES PUBLISHING NETWORK
- THE NORTHWEST BUSINESS ALLIANCE – BUSINESS ALLIES
Site Contents & Credits
Research assistance, educational resources and citation’s courtesy of regional newspapers, grassroots elder rights advocates, affiliated vulnerable person organizations, State & Federal Act ordinances.
Business Allies is a Profit to Nonprofit Northwest Business Alliance. Advocate researchers are based in the following areas: Seattle & Spokane Washington, Sandpoint, Coeur d’alene, Kootenai County region each are focused in human rights projects for elder justice. Data aggregation sources and leads focused on family rights and community safety, Advocates use trustee Research Education & Fiduciary Training Services/TREFTS Platforms, to research for Guardianship, Conservatorship practice standards, abuse, exploitation & negligence, and how that gets enmeshed in probate court conflicts of interest and corruption matters. Public data aggregation sources and leads include regional newspapers, VP Taskforce, AltrueSoft Tech Platforms, Citizen to Citizen Reporting, Citizen’s Bureau of Investigation, Northwest Journal News, Grassroots Elder Advocate Organizations, state & national GAO research monitoring & grant projects. Some data advocate researchers examine is provided by Department of Justice elder rights Initiatives (EJI) and investigation protocols used by Adult Protective Services or aw enforcement, prosecutors and trauma recovery specialists such as:
- National Adult Mistreatment Report System (NAMRS) collects state-level adult protective services data.
- National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) collects state-level law enforcement data.
- FTC Consumer Sentinel Network collects consumer complaints from multiple sources.
- Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) collects data on suspected elder financial exploitation submitted by financial institutions.
Key advocate research search terms: grant research objectives & administrative rules for Adult Protective Services, State Health Departments, Elder Abuse and Exploitation requirements legislated by the Code of Federal Regulations, Social Security Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and Older Americans Act. Aggregated & direct interviews via Citizen research and complaints focused on elder abuse, exploitation and negligence, human trafficking, corruption, professional cronyism among state licensed service providers such as Estate Planning Attorneys, Doctors, Physicians, Clinicians & coordinated medical ethics for elder care, neurocognitive & capacity evaluations, Conservator, Court Visitor, LSW, Guardian, Guardianship, Trustee, Management Services, Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules of Civil Procedure, State Bar Ethics Commissions, CMS, Hospital, Facility Management, SEC, FINRA, Code of Federal Regulations,Tax Fraud, Wealth Management Services, Certified Financial Forensics & CPA Investigation manuals, Uniform Code and many more industry compliance guidelines . Supported by research from over site sources, Bureau of Occupational Licenses and all State Statutes relevant to Negligence, Exploitation & Abuse including Probate Court monitoring, Senate Hearing on “Toxic Conservatorships“, recent state & federal legislation, Acts of Congress, Elder Justice Act, Elder Abuse Guide For Law Enforcement (EAGLE), American Bar Association & American Psychologists Association Resources on & Elder Abuse & Vulnerable Person Legislation.
Courtesy of Citizen’s Public Safety Network & Citizen’s Bureau of Investigation Community Safety Projects | Spokane; Washington, Sandpoint & Coeur d’alene; Kootenai County, Idaho Elder Abuse Advocates & Grassroots Networks.