May is designated as Older Americans Month to remind us of this population’s contributions and needs. Many agencies offer elder resources for officers. The United States Department of Justice provides training, toolkits, and resources to assist law enforcement in their mission to combat elder abuse and financial exploitation. The NIJ discusses how multidisciplinary teams with law enforcement involvement can help prevent premature elderly deaths caused by elder abuse or neglect in our county.
(Courtesy of nij.ojp.gov and justice.gov)