Victim Researcher Profile
California Commission on Aging
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Carol Sewell is Legislative Director for the California Commission on Aging and current Vice Chair of the California Elder Justice Coalition (www.elderjusticecal.org). Over her 23 years working on state policy, her primary focus has been social justice issues. During her tenure with the California Commission on Aging she helped to secure the success of a number of elder justice initiatives, including requiring mental health providers to be trained in detecting and reporting elder abuse, and securing a four-fold increase in state training dollars for adult protective service workers, increased funding and autonomy for the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and facilitating an on-going series of educational "brown-bag" sessions on elder abuse for legislative staff. Carol was instrumental in establishing the partnership between the California Commission on Aging and CEJC that resulted in California's second Elder Justice Summit in September 2013. She previously had over ten years as a legislative aide in the State Assembly and spent several years as a policy analyst for Governor Gray Davis. Carol earned her master's degree in Gerontology from the Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California.
Elder Abuse/Mistreatment, Fraud and Identity Theft
VICTIM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE