1 in 10 Americans over the age of sixty have experienced some form of elder abuse. Elder abuse isn’t just physical but financial as well. The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act of 2017 authorizes the federal government to:
- Implement an Elder Abuse Coordinator at the DOJ, Federal Trade Commission, and Federal Judicial Districts.
- Provide FBI Agents with extensive Elder Abuse training
- Run a group to help aid in the prosecution of Elder Abuse cases
The Department of Justice is required to collect data and has added definitions in place to include email fraud. Usually, with the best intentions in mind, adult guardianship and conservatorship have been flawed in the past, and this law also leaves room to allow for changes.
New Law Implemented to Protect Against Elder Abuse
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