Senior Advocacy Serivces has coordinated the Elder Justice Initiative since 2017. SAS is also the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program for Sonoma County serving residents of long term care as well as the HICAP Medicare Counseling Program for six North Bay counties.
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.
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 to sign up for frauds and scam updates: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/DA/Consumer-Alerts/
Legal Aid is a core partner also funded by the Victims of Crime Act 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.
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