Whether it has become more common due to our aging society, or it is simply more prevalent in the news, elder abuse is receiving more attention as of late. The Department of Justice felt that this topic was deserving of additional resources, and thus created an Elder Justice website.
The website contains resources for victims and families, prosecutors, researchers and practitioners, among others. There is also a section which deals specifically with Elder Financial Exploitation; a prevention and detection priority for credit unions.
The site contains a listing of entities a credit union or individual may contact, based upon geographic location. A few of these organizations include the Agencies on Aging, Adult Protective services, and even the FBI.
The Elder Justice website may be an excellent resource for credit unions and their members.
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