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June 2017 | Volume 10 | Issue 6

Photo is courtesy of the Arlington, MA Police Department. Taken by Rebecca Wolfe.

More than 10% of seniors in the United States are victims of financial exploitation, including financial abuse by trusted family and companions, as well as common scams.  The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), in collaboration with the US DOJ Elder Justice Initiative (EJI), are offering free training seminars to law enforcement officers and front line responders to learn about the investigation and prevention of financial exploitation involving senior adults.  The one-day seminars promote a multi-agency approach and includes information on working with senior victims, examining documents like bank records and powers of attorney, and resources for investigation and community awareness.   In addition, NW3C will also provide participants with access to extensive online resources.  

If your agency or community group is interested in applying or learning more about the NW3C’s Financial Crimes Against Seniors Seminar (1-day course), please submit a short application to Shelly Jackson at by July 1, 2017 with the following information:

  • Name of the law enforcement agency/organization with Point-of-Contact (POC) information;
  • Ability to recruit 100 law enforcement officers and partners;
  • Ability to host the seminar with a space (e.g., auditorium) large enough to accommodate 100 seats;
  • Brief description of the audience make-up (multidisciplinary teams are welcome) and;
  • Brief description of your community’s need for this training.

NW3C supports law enforcement and regulatory agencies involved in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of cyber and financial crimes through delivering training in computer forensics, cyber and financial crime investigations and intelligence analysis.  For example, NW3C is hosting a Cyber-Investigations Boot Camp for local law enforcement from July 31 - August 4, 2017.   In addition, NW3C  provides analytical technical support to agencies investigating and prosecuting white collar and related crimes.  

The mission of the Elder Justice Initiative is to support law enforcement and community agency efforts to combat elder abuse, neglect and financial fraud and scams that target seniors.  

For questions regarding this training opportunity or to apply, please contact Shelly Jackson at or 202.307.1001.

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