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Elder Abuse Prevention - Mission Statement

"The legislature finds and declares that crimes against elders and dependent adults are deserving of special consideration and protection, not unlike the special protections provided for minor children, because elders and dependent adults may be confused, on various medications, mentally or physically impaired or incompetent, and therefore less able to protect themselves, to understand or report criminal conduct, or to testify in court proceedings on their own behalf." Penal Code Section 368(a), California State Legislature 1999.

Placer County's Agencies, including, California Highway Patrol, Rocklin Police Department, Lincoln Police Department, Auburn Police Department, Roseville Police Department, Placer County Sheriffs Department, District Attorney's Office, County Counsel's Office, Probation Department, State Parole, Health and Human Services Department, Victim Witness and Long Term Care Ombudsman are committed to the prompt, thorough and effective investigation and assistance to victims of incidents of elder and dependent adult abuse. This commitment recognizes the importance of minimizing trauma for victims and their families, holding offenders fully responsible for their conduct, and providing appropriate intervention and preventive services to elder and dependent adults in crisis.

The participating agencies are committed to: (1) Conduct prompt, thorough investigations of elder and dependent adult abuse; (2) Minimize trauma to victimized elder and dependent adults; (3) Cooperate with all agencies to investigate, prosecute and prevent elder and dependent adult abuse within Placer County; (4) Train employees on recognition and investigation of elder and dependent adult abuse; and, (5) Contribute to the annual review of the protocol.

The cornerstone of our mission is cooperation and collaboration to better serve our elder and dependent adult citizens of Placer County.