New billboards call attention to elder abuse

Elder abuse awareness campaign (WDTN photo)

MIAMI TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio’s Attorney General is launching a new campaign to call attention to elder abuse. Billboards are going up statewide for Older Americans Month.

The billboards encourage loved ones to report possible abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of an older relative.

Mike DeWine will officially launch the campaign Friday morning by the Dayton Mall.

In 2014, DeWine created the Elder Justice Initiative to increase the investigation and prosecution of elder abuse cases and improve victims’ access to services. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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