Enforcement of civil and criminal laws should avoid penalizing people with escalating fines, loss of rights, or criminal penalties when the person subject to enforcement cannot sa
Legal services programs should be fully funded.
The federal government should broadly interpret and vigorously enforce the ADA
The federal government should encourage and expedite funding for priority research, demonstration projects, and referral programs for the
People have the right to be free from all abuse. This includes both physical and emotional abuse. They also have a right to live free from discrimination and from crime.
AARP’s policies on personal and legal rights are guided by these six principles:
Policymakers should support and encourage intergenerational cooperation.
Policymakers should provide protections for grandparents who are helping to raise grandchildren.
The federal government should provide greater assistance to state and local agencies for crime prevention and deterrence.