Protecting Seniors: A Bank Resource Guide for Partnering with Law Enforcement and Adult Protective Services
Source: American Banking Association
ABA’s 2017 Older Americans Benchmarking Report indicates that in two-thirds of cases where banks suspected elder abuse or fraud, the banks turned to local law enforcement or Adult Protective Services (APS) for assistance. Partnerships with law enforcement and APS can provide resources to educate bankers and their customers about elder abuse. Furthermore, strong partnerships can help prevent devastating financial losses for elderly customers.
This document was designed as a resource guide to support banks in developing relationships with APS and law enforcement officials to proactively combat elder financial abuse and exploitation.
This guide contains information on:
- The state of elder financial exploitation today
- The role of APS and law enforcement
- How to create partnerships with key players, including customizable letters to reach out to law enforcement agencies, APS, and non-profit organizations.
Topics: Financial Abuse, Legal, Mandatory Reporting
Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others
Audience: Advocates, Caregivers, Community, Finance, Legal/Law Enforcement
Level: Basic, Intermediate