Senior Protection Initiative is run by the Delaware Attorney General's Office and consists of a three part approach: Public Education, Law Enforcement Education, and a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) comprised of prosecutors, police, and social services representatives to promote awareness regarding elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. To view the Senior Protection Initiative's Elder Abuse Brochure, please click HERE.
The Senior Protection Initiative is available to speak on fraud, scams, and senior vulnerabilities to community, faith-based or social organizations. If you are interested in hosting a presentation, please contact us at Seniorprotection@state.de.us
University of Delaware Elder Abuse & Exploitation Event
PLEASE NOTE: The Delaware Department of Justice is not the host for this event.
The University of Delaware will host a multidisciplinary conference on May 12, 2016 to help professionals, advocates, and community members better understand elder abuse and to take responsible actions. Several Delaware Department of Justice employees will be participating in plenary panels during the event.
The event will be held on University of Delaware's Laird Campus at the John M. Clayton Hall Conference Center, 100 Pencader Way, Newark, DE 19716.
For more information and to register, please visit this link: http://www.pcs.udel.edu/pcs-program/elderabuse/
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)
The Delaware Department of Justice's Senior Protection Initiative is recognizing the 11th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2016 with events in all three counties. Based on the theme "Fraud and Scams that Target Seniors: Learning to Protect Yourself," the events are designed to bring greater recognition on the ways in which scammers target older adults and highlight the resources available to elder abuse victims and their families. Those who plan to attend are encouraged to wear purple, the official color for elder abuse awareness.
For more information on the WEAAD 2016 events, please view the general flyer by clicking HERE or by clicking on your desired location below:
If you suspect a senior citizen is a victim of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation, please call Delaware's Adult Protective Services at 1-800-223-9074. If you suspect a case of elder abuse in a Delaware licensed long-term care or assisted living facility, please contact the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection at 1-877-453-0012.
- Adult Protective Services
- Delaware Department of Justice Elder Abuse Brochure
- Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection
- Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
- Delaware Center for Justice: Elderly Victims Services
- Delaware Department of Justice Consumer Protection Unit
- Delaware Elder Mediation Services, Inc. (DEMSI)
- Senior Legal Help-Line
- New Castle County: 1-302-478-8850
- Kent/Sussex County: 1-800-773-0606
- National Center on Elder Abuse
- Elder Abuse Factsheet from the NCEA
- National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
- National Adult Protective Services Association