Elder Abuse

For more information on elder abuse, financial exploitation, training for law enforcement and/or the Elder Justice Unit, contact: 
Elder Justice Unit (EJU)  
Consumer Protection Section 
30 E. Broad Street, 14th Floor
Columbus Ohio 43215
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Elder Abuse

About Elder Abuse in Ohio

Elder abuse is a devastating reality for many older Americans, but unfortunately it too often goes unreported. The debilitating results of elder abuse range from physical injury, pain, mental anguish, financial loss, violation of rights, to death. Elder abuse crosses all racial, ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds and reaches families in every Ohio community.

Elder Justice Unit

Attorney General Dave Yost is committed to protecting older Ohioans who are being exploited or harmed. The Elder Justice Unit helps protect our state's older adults and enhance elder abuse victims' access to vital criminal justice services.

Elder Abuse Commission

In 2009, the Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Commission was established to improve education efforts, boost research, and raise awareness. The Commission provides a forum for improving elder justice throughout the state in addition to identifying funding, programming needs, and finding solutions.