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Government Works: Increased training on elder abuse for law enforcement

Final Government Works StampDid you know the Department of Aging and Adult Services came up with a way to raise awareness about elder abuse for law enforcement officers?

The department created a two-sided pocket-sized accordion style card that provides officers with penal codes applicable to elder and dependent abuse. Having a quick reference on hand allows officers to file proper charges against alleged perpetrators .

Social workers provide the informational card and training directly to local law enforcement at law enforcement departmental meetings.

Through the use of the Law Enforcement Information Card and associated training, there has been increased participation in elder and dependent abuse investigations by local law enforcement agencies and improved relationships between social workers and law enforcement.

Just recently, the National Association of Counties recognized Aging and Adult Services with an Achievement Award for the program.

Click here to view the P.C. 368 Law Enforcement Card.

This is an example of how Government Works.

 

 

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