Lillian's Biography

Lillian Jeter is a former law enforcement commander from the United States who uncovered a case of elder abuse and neglect in 1985 that changed the nation’s whole perspective on the mistreatment of vulnerable older persons.

On the 20th February 2006 with her appearance on Lateline with Tony Jones and subsequently through various television, radio, and print media, Lillian exposed the plight of vulnerable older persons being abused and mistreated in nursing homes throughout Australia. Lillian is a regular consultant to ABC’s Lateline as well as a contributor to other media sources including 7:30 Report, Charles Wooley’s Across Australia, all print media sources as well as radio outlets.


For the past 23 years, Lillian has presented keynote addresses, delivered presentations and conducted workshops for professional audiences in aged care, policy, legal, human rights and criminal justice around the world on the abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and exploitation of vulnerable older persons.


Lillian also serves as a consultant in elder abuse cases both nationally and internationally, provides expert witness testimony in civil and criminal cases, and serves as a representative for victims and family members in Civil Administrative Tribunal cases regarding guardianship and administration throughout Australia.


Not only did Lillian investigate cases of abuse in her capacity as a law enforcement officer but also she was very influential in the development of policy, procedures, training guidelines, and interagency protocols.


In 1986 she was a member of a multi-disciplinary team that met in Washington, DC to formulate and devise a template on elder abuse for the first time in the history of the United States to be delivered to all fifty states for law enforcement, adult protective services, legal entities, and aged care providers.


Lillian is now a member of the Australian Association of Gerontology and International Fraud Investigators Association. She was formerly on the policy boards of the International Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Foundation, American Bar Association, and Police Corps in Washington, DC as well as serving as a national assessor for the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation.