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Elder Justice Coalition - Sonoma County Human Services

District Attorney Elder Protection Unit

What We Do

The Elder Protection Unit handles all felony cases that involve the abuse of an elder or dependent adult, as defined by California Penal Code Section 368.

The Unit includes two prosecutors, an investigator, and a victim advocate, all trained and experienced in working with senior citizens.

The Unit works closely with other law enforcement agencies and Adult Protective Services, to ensure that abusers are held accountable.

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What We Investigate

Penal Code Section 368 identifies crimes which involve the knowing abuse of an elder or dependent adult.

Those crimes include physical abuse, neglect, the infliction of mental suffering, and financial abuse.

The statute also specifically provides for enhanced criminal penalties in the case of identity theft, fraud, forgery, or other related matters which victimize an elder or dependent adult.