Elder Abuse

Self Help Legal Info

  • Are You Being Abused?

    When one person scares, hurts or continually puts down the other person, it's abuse. This information will help you understand the meaning of abuse. Content Detail

    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
  • Reporting elder abuse - some options

    In case of emergency call 911. Click on the link to find other help. Read More

  • Elder Rights and Adult Protection Resources

    This site has links to websites with elderly abuse information and also information about what you should know about abuse. Content Detail

    Colorado Coalition for Elder Rights and Adult Protection
  • Perspectives on Elder Abuse

    Representatives from five countries outline their perspectives on elder abuse in this report. This report has information on the forms of abuse (scroll to page 9 in the report), the different responses to elder abuse (scroll to page 12 in the report) and more. (You must have Acrobat Reader to pull up the attached document. Go to the Adobe website at, look for the yellow icon which reads "Get Adobe Reader" and click on the Acrobat Reader icon to download.) Content Detail

    AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
  • Protecting Older Coloradans from Financial Exploitation

    This program provides information to and coordinates efforts by law enforcement offices, adult protection and mental health agencies and organizations assisting older Americans as well as efforts undertaken by older Americans themselves. Content Detail

    AARP ElderWatch (w/ CO Attorney General)
  • Senior Fraud Alert

    As Attorney General, I am committed to protecting our citizens, especially Colorado?s older citizens. This brochure outlines some of the more prevalent types of fraud targeting our seniors. To help you or your family members avoid consumer fraud, please use this brochure as a resource and refer to the helpful tips and warning signs. Together, we can hold scam artists and other criminals accountable and help make Colorado a safer state for citizens of every age. Content Detail

    Office of the Attorney General
  • Filing Consumer Complaints

    The FTC has a Consumer Complaint Assistant to help you with your questions and help you file a complaint against a company. Content Detail

    Federal Trade Commission
  • Protect Yourself as a Consumer

    Consumer information on topics such as abusive lending, credit issues, privacy, seniors' issues and much more. Content Detail

    Federal Trade Commission
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect Basics: Elder Abuse Laws

    Definitions and characteristics of elder abuse and online resources as well as issues related to aging and probate. Content Detail

    Center for Elders and the Courts
  • Finding a Disability Advocate

    This is a list of advocate groups that can assist people with disabilities with legal issues. It includes contact information, as well as a brief summary of the kinds of issues each organization handles. Read More

    Colorado Legal Services - Denver, CO
  • Office of Dispute Resolution

    If you have a legal dispute, the Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) may be able to help. This link will take you to their homepage. The ODR exists to establish and make available dispute resolution programs and services within the Colorado Judicial Branch. Content Detail

    Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Protecting At-risk Adults

    Who are at-risk adults? What is abuse? How do I report abuse? What happens when you report abuse? Content Detail

    Colorado Aging & Adult Services, Adult Protection
  • Talk with a Lawyer on Law Line 9

    An advice line providing brief direction on legal problems. Read More

    Channel 9 News in Denver, Colorado