4th Judicial District Attorney General Speaks out on Elder Abuse

Fourth Judicial District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn last week spoke with the Citizen Tribune regarding Tennessee’s District Attorney Generals’ efforts to combat elder abuse in the state. Dunn emphasized that elder abuse can assume many forms beyond obvious neglect or physical abuse, particularly the growing problem regarding financial exploitation of older adults. “We are improving laws, increasing public awareness and, with the help of other partners, using criminal investigations and courtroom prosecutions to protect our seniors from elder abuse,” Dunn said. "But we need the help of informed citizens to win this battle.” Concerned citizens can report suspected elder abuse by calling 1-888-APS-TENN (277-8366) or going online to the Tennessee DHS website.

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