- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Attorney General Marty Jackley says people should honor World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in South Dakota, where officials have taken steps to combat such exploitation.

Jackley says elder abuse happens far too frequently to people in South Dakota and across the nation. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Wednesday.

Jackley says the Legislature this year created two new positions, a prosecutor and an investigator, at the Attorney General’s office to fight elder abuse and financial exploitation.

Combating elder abuse has also been a focus of Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson. A group of officials studied the issue ahead of the 2016 legislative session.

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Online: https://atg.sd.gov/Seniors/Abuse.aspx


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