Senior Advocacy Services

SAS has coordinated the Elder Justice Initiative since 2017.

Area Agency on Aging

Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging prioritized Elder Protection in 2006 forming a workgroup of advisory council members.

Health Services Department

Sonoma County Human Services in partnership with the Family Justice Center to include an Elder Advocate from the Council on Aging.

Family Justice Center

Family Justice Center partners with the county Health Services Department in the Elder Justice Initiative.

Council On Aging

Council on Aging is a Victim of Crime Act funded partner providing care coordination and an elder advocate for case management, supporting victims of elder abuse through a partnership with Health and Human Services and the Family Justice Center.

District Attorney

Sonoma County District Attorney leads Elder Justice efforts & has been a key partner since the creation of the Elder Protection Unit in 2011. The DA’s Office also has an active Consumer alert website to sign up for frauds and scam updates: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/DA/Consumer-Alerts/

Legal Aid

Legal Aid is a core partner also funded by the Victims of Crime Act partners to provide an Elder Law Outreach Attorney that is able to travel to the client and supports community members over the age of 55 regardless of resources.

West County Services

West County Community Services has long participated in elder protection and spreading community awareness about Elder Abuse and Neglect through the Russian River Senior Center.

Petaluma People Services

Petaluma People Services Center coordinates an array of services for South County residents including ones specifically for seniors.

North Bay Regional Center

The North Bay Regional Center brings the perspective of persons with developmental disabilities to the Elder Justice Coalition.

All of the Law Enforcement agencies listed below have signed agreements to participate in the Elder Justice Coalition and provide community awareness presentations.
  • The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office
  • Petaluma Police Department
  • Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety
  • Santa Rosa Police Department
  • Cloverdale Police Department
  • Healdsburg Police Department
  • Sebastopol Police Department
  • Cotati Police Department
Funding for the Elder Justice Initiative is made possible through the Victims of Crime Act and the California Office of Emergency Services.