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
The federal government should broadly interpret and vigorously enforce the ADA
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.
Policymakers should develop and fund programs to make communities safer for residents living in a variety of settings.
Policymakers should expand access to free or reduced-cost legal services for older adults with low and moderate incomes.
Options for alternative dispute resolution should be available. These include mediation and arbitration.