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Elder Abuse

Legal Information

In this section of Washington LawHelp you will find general legal information and resources about elder abuse in Washington state.

  • APS Investigations and Findings

    2940EN - Adult Protective Services (APS) is a statewide government agency. It is part of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). APS investigators respond to reports of possible abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults who live in their own homes or in a facility where there is an allegation of mistreatment by someone who is not an employee of the facility. Read More

    Northwest Justice Project
  • Crime Victims Advocacy Network

    We are a network of advocates working with those hurt or harmed by crime in Mason, Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. We work to protect the rights and dignity of crime victims by providing them with support, referrals and advocacy in a compassionate, proactive and empowering manner. Read More

    Crime Victims Advocacy Network
  • Protecting Elders and Vulnerable Adults from Abuse and Neglect

    9920EN - The law protects frail elders and vulnerable adults. Read about the different types of abuse that these individuals are protected from under the law. Read More

    Northwest Justice Project
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  • Senior Fraud

    Consumers lose billions of dollars each year to fraud. People over age 50 are especially vulnerable and account for over half of all victims, according to a study conducted by AARP. People who commit these types of crimes, “con criminals,” often target older people knowing they have spent a lifetime earning their savings. Con criminals go wherever they can to find money to steal. They use everyday tools—the mailbox, the telephone, the Internet—to reach into your pocketbook. Read More

    Washington State Attorney General
  • Senior Money Project

    Helpful video series on reverse mortgages/equity, scams, identity theft and estate planning and many other resources to help seniors make good financial decisions. Read More