U.S. Attorney – June 15, 2018, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Communities around the world are focusing on the abuse, fraud, neglect, and schemes perpetrated against older individuals. As South Dakota’s United States Attorney, I take very seriously the role of our office in protecting older South Dakotans.
In 2017, Congress passed the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act. Among other things, this law enabled the Attorney General of the United States to allocate resources to federal investigations and prosecutions of crimes against older Americans.