COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will join state representatives Mike Dovilla and Wes Retherford Thursday morning as they announce the introduction of the Ohio Elder Justice Act.
According to a press release from DeWine’s office, the bill will help protect Ohio's senior citizens from abuse and improve the response to elder abuse victims by strengthening Adult Protective Services in Ohio.
"As Attorney General, my priority is protecting Ohio families, including our state's senior citizens," Attorney General DeWine was quoted as saying in a press release from June that is post his website . "We have to safeguard our most vulnerable populations, and this bill will help protect our older generations from physical abuse and financial fleecing."
If passed, the Ohio Elder Justice Act, sponsored by Dovilla, will update current law to improve the response to elder abuse victims by strengthening Adult Protective Services in Ohio.
The meeting is scheduled to take place at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio at 10 a.m.
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