The District Attorney’s Elder Abuse Unit actively participates in the Elder Access to Justice Roundtable, a community-based dialogue designed to identify, promote and improve the criminal justice system’s response to elder abuse and related issues.
The Elder Abuse Unit investigates and prosecutes crimes which target and victimize the senior residents of Montgomery County including physical and sexual assaults, neglect, theft and financial exploitation. Unit personnel train both police and prosecutors concerning investigation and prosecution of these crimes, and serves as a resource for educational outreach to senior citizens to provide advice and information about how they can avoid being victimized. Training is also provided to the community regarding how to identify and report signs of abuse. The Unit works with geriatric and forensic specialists, the Montgomery County Bar Association, victim advocacy groups, and others to vigorously investigate and prosecute those who prey upon senior citizens.
Elder Abuse Unit personnel also supervise the Elder Abuse Task Force, a multi-disciplinary committee comprised of law enforcement personnel and county agencies which are charged with protecting our senior residents, including Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services. The Task Force coordinates efforts, identifies areas for training, and reviews individual cases of potential elder abuse. Call 1-800-734-2020 to contact the Elder Abuse Hotline.