Elder Justice Initiative – Department of Justice

Combatting elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation is a key priority of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.  Elder abuse is an intentional or negligent act by any person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to an older adult.  It is a term used to describe five subtypes of elder abuse:  physical abuse, financial fraud, scams and exploitation, caregiver neglect and abandonment, psychological abuse, and sexual abuse.
 
As part of this initiative, the office is actively engaged in efforts to:
If you believe you or a loved one may be a victim of elder abuse, contact the National Elder Fraud Hotline by calling 833-FRAUD-11/ 833-372-8311 or click here.
To contact the Elder Justice Coordinator at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, call 410-209-4800.
If you are interested in outreach and  community events, contact:
Vince DeVivo, Community Outreach Specialist, at 410-209-4832 or Vincent.DeVivo@usdoj.gov
To see press releases from representative cases, please go to the News tab, and then filter by subtopic “Elder Justice”.
 
For more information about the Department of Justice’s Elder Justice Initiative, please visit elderjustice.gov for Outreach Resources or to Find Help or Report Abuse
 
Other Resources:
Protect Week – Protecting older Americans from financial exploitation at https://www.cccsmd.org/about-protect-week/#
Information for Victims of 1st Million Dollars, LLC 

United States v. Dennis Jali, et al.
Community Outreach
 
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