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Bipartisan Bill to Boost Elder Justice Efforts Heads to President

This week the House passed the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act of 2017, one of the most robust legislative efforts to tackle elder justice since the Elder Justice Act of 2010.

Specifically, the bill expands the Department of Justice's ability to investigate and prosecute elder abuse crimes and enforce elder abuse laws by designating Elder Justice Coordinators at DOJ, implementing comprehensive training for FBI agents, and establishing a working group to provide policy advice on of elder abuse and exploitation. The bill now heads to President Trump for his signature.

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