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Elder Justice Initiative

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina is committed to combating neglect, abuse, and financial exploitation of seniors.  As part of this initiative, the office is actively engaged in efforts to: 

Investigate and prosecute financial scams targeting or disproportionately impacting seniors.

NCW Elder Justice Initiative
  • Provide training and resources to law enforcement to identify and respond to elder abuse.
  • Hold hands-on training seminars for elder Americans and caretakers on how to identify and respond to elderly exploitation and financial scams.

  • Pursue nursing homes and other facilities that provide grossly substandard care to seniors.

  • Promote greater coordination with state and local partners to combat elder abuse.

For more information about the Department of Justice’s elder justice initiative, please visit There you will also find Prosecutor Training Resources, the Multidisciplinary Teams Toolkit, and Outreach resources.

Other Elder Justice Resources in North Carolina

Below are some additional resources:

In North Carolina, please visit the North Carolina Department of Justice Elder Abuse Victims.

  • For additional help, call the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services CARE-LINE toll free within North Carolina at 1-800-662-7030.

  • Watch out for the latest consumer frauds and scams in North Carolina. You can learn more about such scams here.

  • If you think that you or someone you know has been the victim of fraud, or if you have a new senior scam to report contact the North Carolina Consumer Protection Division or call toll-free within North Carolina at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or call 1-877-FTC-HELP.  You can file a complaint online with the FBI at

  • The National Crime Victim Bar Association may be able to assist. You can contact them for more information at (202) 467-8716 or (844) 529-4357, or email

Updated March 22, 2021