Tackling Elder Abuse

Big news from Parker Smith (‘12) in Asheville!

          I’ve been handling general elder law work for Pisgah Legal Services.  Now, I will be their Elder Law Consumer Protection attorney.We got funding from the N.C. Attorney General’s office to start a program to educate seniors and local agencies about financial abuse and prevention.  I’ll develop the project from the ground-up, starting with community education about what sort of financial abuse to look out for and how we at Pisgah can assist if someone is victimized.

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Professor Kate Mewhinney
Professor Kate Mewhinney has been invited to be a consultant to the Forsyth County Elder Abuse Task Force, whose focus is on prosecution of crimes against older adults.  The task force includes the county’s Adult Protective Services, detectives with the Winston-Salem Police Department, and the District Attorney’s office.

 

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