House passes H.R. 448, the Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2009

The House of Representatives has passed the Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2009 (H.R. 448).  The bill authorizes funding “to protect seniors in the United States from elder abuse by establishing specialized elder abuse prosecution and research programs and activities to aid victims of elder abuse, to provide training to prosecutors and other law enforcement related to elder abuse prevention and protection, to establish programs that provide for emergency crisis response teams to combat elder abuse, and for other purposes.”

Source:  Thomas (12 February 2009)
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