Susan D. Reed – Bexar County Criminal District Attorney is committed to protecting the elderly and
vigorously prosecuting those who would perpetrate scams and harm to our senior citizens.
The Criminal District Attorney's Office realizes that along with the pleasures of growing older and having more leisure time, senior citizens are also vulnerable to certain crimes. Some criminals prey on seniors, who often have more assets, are more willing to trust others, and may be vulnerable because of loneliness or diminishing physical or mental faculties. Criminals may attempt to exploit that trust, steal a senior's money, or physically abuse or neglect them.
The Criminal District Attorney's Office is committed to fighting elder abuse and improving the quality of life for seniors. The Criminal District Attorney's Office has a staff specially trained and dedicated to prosecuting crimes against the elderly.
The most effective line of defense against elder abuse remains seniors themselves, followed by their families. By resisting high-pressure sales tactics, taking time to make decisions, and – most importantly – discussing personal matters with trusted friends and loved ones, seniors can often prevent many forms of elder abuse.
Please review this information and discuss it with others. If you are concerned that someone is attempting to victimize you or a senior you know, please contact the Adult Protective Services Hotline - toll free 800.252.5400, or your local law enforcement agency.
Is Grandma Getting Scammed? Watch for these signs:
WHOM TO CONTACT:
Chair, ALF Task Force
Regional Director, Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
Regional Director, Adult Protective Services (APS)
* Part of the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office