The project on the Police Intervention with Mistreated Older Adults (IPAM) aims at developing a police practice model to counter mistreatment of older adults. This is carried out in partnership with the City of Montreal Police Service (SPVM).

Since its implementation in July 2013, a practice pattern, developed as a result of 10 data collections on practices and needs, has been transformed into an operational model by an operational committee including SPVM’s various leaders.From May to October 2015, this model of operational practice was implemented as a pilot project in three local police stations (PDQs): 26, 42 and 44. During this same period, the Chair’s team has conducted an evaluation of its implementation through a mixed methodological quotation (quantitative and qualitative). Overall, 11 data collection activities were carried out and the team is currently working to complete the analysis of these data. The results obtained will enable the operational committee to make the necessary improvements to the model in order to propose a turn-key project to all SPVM’s local police stations. This project could also inspire other police services.

See the IPAM project page to stay informed on the progress of the work.

In situation of emergency

If you witness or are victim of a mistreatment situation and wish to obtain information or help, please contact the Elder Abuse Help Line (for Quebec residents).

1 888 489-ABUS (2287)

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Contact details

Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults
Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
1036, Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 4C4

Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

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