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Raising Awareness Of Elder Abuse

Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

Professor Melissa Brown leads the McGeorge School of Law Elder & Health Law Clinic.

Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

Since 2006, the World Health Organization at the United Nations has observed June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and the California Assembly is considering a concurrent resolution to declare June as Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Month.

Professor Melissa Brown leads the McGeorge School of Law Elder & Health Law Clinic. She joins us to discuss common types of elder abuse, warning signs, and how family members can intervene.

The McGeorge Elder & Health Law Clinic recommends: If you or someone you know has been a victim of elder abuse, it is important to remember that it is a crime. Report elder abuse to your local police. You can also contact Sacramento Adult Protective Services at 916.874.9377 if you suspect abuse. The McGeorge Elder and Health Law Clinic is able to assist Sacramento County seniors with legal matters, including elder abuse and restraining orders. Please call 916.340.6080 for a consultation.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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