Senate Bill 3270 to Prosecute Elder Abuse

Senate Bill 3270 is crafted to prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system's response to victims. The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act was introduced July 14th, 2016 by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut during the 114th Congress (2015/2016). On September 17, 2016, the bipartisan Act passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a voice vote without objection. The legislation is intended to help reduce crimes against senio...
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Guardians At The Gate

The final gatekeeper in the Guardianship system is the judge. However, court-appointed guardians are given great power. Professional guardianship has been called a "growth business" in Florida, with the number increasing from 12 registered professional guardians in 2003 to 456 in 2015, according to the state's Department of Elder Affairs. The Florida State Guardianship Association describes guardianship as "a process designed to protect and exercise the legal rights of individuals whose func...
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