Many elderly Ohioans are isolated and thus more susceptible to scam artists and criminals. They may be trusting of others and often live alone or in long-term care facilities where they can be subjected to negligence or mistreatment. Thousands of Ohio seniors are victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation each year, and many of these crimes go unreported.
To confront this problem, Ohio law enforcement, community groups and seniors are partnering to better prevent and respond to elder abuse.
The Ohio Attorney General's office, in partnership with the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association, Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, Ohio Crime Prevention Association, Ohio Department of Aging and National Association of Triads, Inc., has launched a statewide effort to create more Triad groups across the state. Triad partnerships are designed to help seniors learn of the scams and crimes that target them, increasing their communication with law enforcement and making them aware of community resources. As of now, Triad exists in only a handful of counties across the state.
If you are interested in forming a Triad group in your community, call the Attorney General's office at 800-582-2877 or e-mail Triad@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.