Institute on Protective Services

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Our Mission

To prevent, respond and when necessary obtain justice for victimized elders and other vulnerable adults.

About Us

The Institute on Protective Services at Temple University Harrisburg provides education and consultation to human service and law enforcement professionals on identifying, investigating  and resolving cases of elder abuse and victimization of vulnerable adults. The Institute is supported through funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Check out what we offer under Quick Links.

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Christopher Dubble, MSW

Lori Knockstead
Project Manager

Pamela Vierra
Program Specialist

Sarah Naughton
Certified Investigator Trainer

Richard Albrecht
Project Manager