Gov. Northam signed bill aimed at protecting against elder abuse

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Governor Northamsigned a bill aimed at protecting vulnerable populations from elder abuse.

“Elder abuse is a growing epidemic in our Commonwealth, yet these cases are underreported and remain very difficult to prosecute for various reasons," Slemp said. "That is why I am thrilled that this legislation will become law to give us more tools in the effort to fight elder crimes and to establish a framework for a team-approach to review these situations. I remain grateful for the advocacy and leadership of Delegate Pillion and Senator Chafin on this important issue and I know their efforts will serve to further protect vulnerable adults across Virginia.”