The Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office is part of the Crimes Against Vulnerable Adults Task Force, which is comprised of Adult Protective Services case workers, members of the Howard County Police Department’s Violent Crimes and Financial Crimes Units and two prosecutors from the State’s Attorney’s Office. Each case of neglect or abuse is reviewed by our attorneys for potential indictment and prosecution. This unit has successfully prosecuted cases of assisted living abuse, financial exploitation by scam artists posing as landscapers and home improvement contractors, abuse against the mentally disabled and financial fraud against the elderly. In addition, our office regularly hosts the Maryland Attorney General Fraud and Corruption Task Force meetings.
What to do if you suspect neglect of an Older Adult:
Ways to Protect Yourself:
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