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Elder Justice Initiative

The United States Attorney’s Office and Department of Justice (DOJ) are committed to combating elder abuse, neglect, financial fraud, and scams that target our nation’s Seniors.  The Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative engages in this work by focusing on the following mission areas:

  • Building Federal, State and Local Capacity to fight Elder Abuse
  • Promoting Justice for Older Americans
  • Supporting Research to Improve Elder Abuse Policy and Practice
  • Helping Older Victims and their families

As part of this initiative, the United State Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas is actively engaged in efforts to:

  • Investigate and prosecute financial crimes targeting or disproportionately impacting Seniors
  • Promote greater coordination with local, state and federal partners to combat Elder Abuse
  • Provide training and resources to law enforcement to identify and respond to Elder Abuse
  • Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation by increasing community awareness of frauds and scams
  • Pursue nursing homes and other facilities that provide grossly substandard care to Seniors 

For more information about the Department of Justice’s Elder Justice Initiative, please visit www.elderjustice.gov

 

DOJ ELDER JUSTICE LINKS & RESOURCES

Elder Justice Initiative (EJI), https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice

Financial Exploitation, https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/financial-exploitation

Senior Scam Alert, https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/senior-scam-alert

Elder Abuse Resource Roadmap, https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/roadmap

Prosecutor Training and Resources, https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/prosecutor-training-resources

The Elder Justice Roadmap, https://www.justice.gov/file/852856/download

Elder Abuse/Mistreatment, DOJ Office for Victims of Crime, https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/topic.aspx?topicid=100

Elder Justice Task Forces, https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/task-forces

Elder Justice Resources for Law Enforcement, https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/law-enforcement-1

Elder Justice and Victim Specialists, https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/victim-specialists-0

Elder Justice and Multi-disciplinary Teams, https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/mdt

Older Adults, Family, and Caregivers, https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/victims-families-caregivers

Elder Abuse, DOJ National Institute of Justice, OJP, https://nij.gov/topics/crime/elder-abuse/pages/welcome.aspx

Hotlines to Share with Seniors, https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/victim-specialists-0#topic4

Legal Issues Related to Elder Abuse, A Pocket Guide for Law Enforcement, DOJ BJA,

https://www.bja.gov/Publications/ABA-ElderAbuseGuide.pdf

 

Below you can read about recent resolutions and other matters relating to Elder Justice in the Northern District of Texas:


Elder Justice Coordinator

Email:  USATXN.ElderJustice@usdoj.gov

United States Attorney’s Office- Northern District of Texas

1100 Commerce, Suite 300

Dallas, Texas 75242

Updated December 9, 2019

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