The widespread prevalence of elder financial exploitation destroys the financial security of millions of older Americans annually, per the Bureau of Financial Protection. According to the Department of Justice, the mission of the Elder Justice Initiative is to support and coordinate the Department’s enforcement and programmatic efforts to combat elder abuse, neglect and financial fraud and scams that target our nation’s seniors. Together our mission is to combat elder abuse and financial exploitation, encourage reporting abuse, and educate the public to make America safer for all.
Volunteers are needed to participate in prevention workshops to be trained to use the Money Smart for Older Adults education curriculum. Upon completion of the program, volunteers will able to provide the training to elderly community members and their families.
Other opportunities to get involved include helping to distribute educational materials about elder financial abuse/fraud throughout the community.