Senators Introduce New Elder Abuse Bill

Several US Senators introduced the Elder Abuse Victims Act to improve enforcement of elder abuse. The bill is a companion to the Elder Abuse Victims Act which the House passed earlier this year. It would create federal grants for states and localities to establish elder justice positions or units and would provide support for prosecutorial training on elder-abuse laws. The legislation also would provide funding for elder abuse victim’s advocacy groups. The new bill would require the Department of Justice to establish more uniform procedures to improve the handling of elder justice matters. The bill complements the Elder Justice Act and the Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act. Please contact your local senator and voice your support for the Elder Abuse Victims Act. To read more about the elder abuse legislation, please click the link.

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