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Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse

For victims and families coping with the effects of criminal abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Who are Elders and Dependent Adults?

  • An “elder” is any person aged 65 years or older
  • A Dependent Adult is any person between the ages of 18 and 64 years experiencing physical and/or mental limitations

Objectives of Elder Abuse Advocacy and Outreach Project:

  • To enhance the safety of elder and dependent adults;
  • To provide services to elder victims of crime;
  • Coordinate direct services in an enhanced response to allegations of elder abuse among locally involved agencies; and
  • Implement an outreach awareness program for reporters of elder abuse and criminal justice personnel, senior citizens and the public.

Coordination with local agencies

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The Victim/Assistance Center works with local agencies & groups to meet the emergency needs of crime victims and their families. In addition, victims may qualify for victim emergency funds when no other resources are available.

Community Outreach

  • "Senior Guardian" programs for local service clubs, clergy and faith congregations - tailored to your audience
  • "Senior Empowerment" programs for seniors at senior centers, mobile home parks, community centers, residential care facilities and other senior communities - may be combined with your local crime prevention programs upon request
  • "Scam Alert" programs for seniors and their families (with specialized information from the District Attorney's Economic Crime Unit)
  • "Senior Watch" programs - training for people who provide senior services

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Crime Prevention

For information about crime prevention, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office offers programs and services through the Crime Prevention Unit. Click on the document below for more information.

Crime Prevention (Word)