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Elder Justice

Working to keep seniors safe from elder abuse

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Elder abuse is a silent problem that robs seniors of their dignity, security, and—in some cases—costs them their lives. Up to 5 million older Americans are abused every year, and the annual loss by victims of financial abuse is estimated to be at least $36.5 billion.

We’re working to advance legislation that funds the Elder Justice Act and elder abuse protections of the Older Americans Act; promotes senior financial empowerment and protections; expands elder abuse research and training for law enforcement; enhances elder justice capacity at the Department of Justice; and creates Silver Alert plans nationwide.

Suspect Abuse?

Find your state’s Adult Protective Services or contact the Eldercare Locator online or at 1-800-677-1116. If someone is in immediate danger, please call 911 or the local police for help.

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Elder Abuse Facts

Get the facts about elder abuse in America and understand how to recognize, prevent, and report it.