The United States Attorney’s Office, in coordination with the United States Department of Justice Civil Division, has launched an Elder Justice Task Force to combat neglect, abuse, and financial exploitation of seniors occurring in the District of Maryland.
As part of this initiative, the office is actively engaged in efforts to:
- Pursue nursing homes and other facilities that provide grossly substandard care to seniors
- Investigate and prosecute financial scams targeting or disproportionately impacting seniors
- Promote greater coordination with state and local partners to combat elder abuse
- Provide training and resources to law enforcement to identify and respond to elder abuse