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State v. Campbell - Court of Appeals Opinion

- This a recent decision from the Minnesota Court of Appeals upholding the constitutionality of the financial exploitation statute.

 

State v. Campbell - Attorney General's Office Brief

 

Are We Doing Enough 

- Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation:  Are We Doing Enough?  This is a report from the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing for the Subcommittee on Crime, Corrections, and Victims' Rights.

 

Confronting the Perils of Family Elder Abuse

- Shattering the Silence:  Confronting the Perils of Family Elder Abuse.  This is a report from a hearing by the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

 

Federal and State Definitions

- This document is the recently published comparison of Federal and MN State requirements and definitions (the side-by-side analysis as found on the MDH website).

 

1994 Reform Working Group Report

- This is the full working group report from the 1994 proposed reform of the Vulnerable Adult Act, including surveys administered to the counties and flow charts highlighting the before and after changes to the law.

 

Bill of Rights (Wards and Protected Persons)

- This document is a list of rights for wards and protected persons.  Created in September 2004.

 

Dependent Adult Abuse Reporter Guide

- A guide created by the Iowa Department of Human Services for mandatory reporters of dependent adult abuse.  Iowa is currently the only state that requires mandatory reporters to go through specific training. 

 

A Hidden Crime

- This is an article from The Washington Post from January 2008 reporting on Elder Abuse and its effects on the vulnerable population.

 

Growing Fear:  Elders Swindled by Family Members

- This is a Star Tribune article from February 2008 reporting on the financial exploitation of elders by their own family members.

  

The Janus Report

- This is an analysis of the former Vulnerable Adults Protection Act (VAPA) that existed in Minnesota prior to 1995.  The author of the document is Dr. Eric S. Janus, Professor of Law and current President and Dean of William Mitchell College of Law.  He was commissioned to study the VAPA, as it existed at the time, and report on his findings.  This report was created in August 1990 and revised in November 1991

 

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