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Anti-Isolation Restraining Orders and the Impact on Elders and Dependent Adults

In 1982, California passed the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act and became one of the first states to protect elderly and dependent adults from criminal abuse (physical, mental, and financial), abandonment, abduction, and neglect. Further private civil measures applied to the act in 1991 helped mitigate elder abuse. But by how much? […]

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