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Elder Justice Task Force


 

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 Western District of Washington.

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
     

For more information about the Department of Justice’s elder justice initiative, please visit www.elderjustice.gov.

The office welcomes information from the public that brings to our attention possible neglect, abuse or exploitation of seniors. If you have information concerning a potential violation of federal laws that you wish to bring to our attention, please complete the Elder Justice Complaint Form and email, mail or fax it to the Elder Justice Coordinator in our Civil Division.

The United States Attorney’s Office is primarily a legal office and not an investigative agency. However, the Elder Justice Coordinator will evaluate your complaint and may take action on it or refer the complaint to another agency for investigation or other action.

Please keep in mind that this office cannot represent you in any matter. Therefore, you may need to consult and retain your own attorney.

The National Crime Victim Bar Association may be able to assist. You can contact them for more information, (202) 467-8716 or (844) 529-4357, or email victimbar@ncvc.org (link sends e-mail) or visit their website http://victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/national-crime-victim-bar-association (link is external).

Elder Justice Coordinator, Civil Division
Email to:
USAWAW.ElderJustice@usdoj.gov

United States Attorney's Office
700 Stewart Street, Suite 5220
Seattle, WA 98101-1271
Attn: Elder Justice Coordinator, Civil Division

Updated June 9, 2017