Friday, July 10, 2009

It's Epidemic

Elder abuse is a growing threat in Salt Lake City. Two very recent cases of horrible abuse and neglect have given law enforcement officers pause to rethink how they respond. Too often it is seen as a family matter, especially financial abuse. It isn't it is a crime. A local KSL news report quotes the county sheriff saying that Salt Lake city used to get six elder abuse cases a year, now it's a twelve a month and it's a crime that's underreported.
Law enforcement's Family Crimes Unit now holds monthly meetings to train more specifically for handling elder abuse.

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