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Jennifer Leffler, service coordinator at B’nai B’rith Apartments in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and B’nai B’rith Associate Director of Center for Senior Services Janel Doughten, were part of the Elder Justice Collaboration in Faith Communities webinar with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). This Jan. 17 program is part of a series of webinars on elder justice produced by the CFPB.

The webinar was recorded and is available here.

Faith-based organizations have a unique role in helping to combat elder financial exploitation. As trusted institutions, they can share consumer protection information in ways that are grounded in the values of their faith communities and connect people to local services when they need help. In this webinar, Leffler and Doughten participated in a discussion about how faith communities collaborate with other elder justice organizations to combat elder financial exploitation and the issues of isolation, abuse and neglect of older people in congregations.

The webinar is designed for professionals in faith based organizations; elder justice professionals, including law enforcement, legal aids, adult protective services and agencies on aging; and financial institutions.

Speakers included:
• Deborah Royster, Office for Older Americans, CFPB
• Lisa Schifferle, Office for Older Americans, CFPB
• Jenefer Duane, Office for Older Americans, CFPB
• Paul Greenwood, Retired Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County
Janel Doughten, B’nai B’rith International
Jennifer Leffler, Service Coordinator, B’nai B’rith Apartments, Allentown, Pennsylvania
• Rev. Laura Queen, Church Pension Group of the Episcopal Church
• Sean Scheller, Church Pension Group of the Episcopal Church