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. The Senior Protection Initiative’s Elder Abuse Brochure explains the initiative in more detail.
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
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)
Each year, the Delaware Department of Justice’s Senior Protection Initiative recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 with events in all three counties. Based on the theme of the year, the events are designed to 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
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.