Lead the way in protecting the elderly and their families from predators who commit elder financial abuse.
Our vision is to educate others on HOW PREDATORS OPERATE through programs that teach the detection and prevention of elder financial abuse.
John Schwartz, the Founder and President of the Center For Combating Elder Financial Abuse, is a retired Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with over 24 years of service. During John’s FBI career, he conducted: 1) criminal investigations and 2) international national security investigations. John also has extensive experience in working with domestic and international partners to achieve investigative objectives. In addition to his professional experience, John personally became interested in our nation’s fight against elder financial abuse over a decade ago. John has sought knowledge on this topic and has attended several hearings of the United States Special Committee on Aging and also multiple World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Global Summits. Additionally, John has sought out and learned from leading experts in the field of elder financial abuse. John has coupled his professional experience as an FBI Special Agent with his personal experience of studying elder financial abuse to develop a unique expertise. The Center will use John’s expertise to help develop strategies to help protect our nation’s elder from predators who conduct elder financial abuse.
The Center conducts research on elder financial abuse to determine the main issues surrounding this crime. Understanding these main issues provides the Center with a direction in which to build a comprehensive strategy to address elder financial abuse. During the next eight years, the population of elderly citizens in the US will grow from 54 million to 70 million. Research and thorough understanding of the critical issues surrounding elder financial abuse will help the Center to build effective strategies and protect the nation’s growing elderly population.
Training is the core activity the Center conducts to accomplish its mission of leading the way in protecting the elderly and their families from predators who commit elder financial abuse. The Center provides training to: 1) the elderly and their family members, 2) veteran organizations, 3) social service groups, 4) religious organizations, 5) financial institutions, 6) medical centers, 7) educational institutions, and 8) entities within the criminal justice system.