News & Updates

The Office of Attorney General’s Legal Efforts Protecting Elders and Vulnerable Adults

Since 2019, OAG has obtained more than $468,000 in judgments and settlements for violations of the District’s financial exploitation statute.

Topics: Elder Justice
Testimony

Testimony on Paternity Establishment Amendment Act

OAG testified before DC Council about needed reforms to modernize our approach to establishing paternity.

Topics: Child Support
Press Release

AG Racine Announces Wins in Two Lawsuits to Protect Vulnerable Elders from Financial Exploitation

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) achieved significant wins in two lawsuits against individuals who financially exploited vulnerable seniors. One lawsuit involved a nursing assistant at a long-term care facility who was stealing from …

Topics: Elder Justice
Press Release

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, AG Racine Announces Settlement of Investigation Into Allegations That Car Dealership Financially Exploited 86-Year-Old

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced the positive resolution of an investigation—stemming from a report by a community member—into allegations that a Maryland car dealership financially exploited an 86-year-old District resident. He also encouraged…

Topics: Elder Justice
Press Release

During Older Americans Month, AG Racine Encourages DC Residents To Spot, Prevent & Report Elder Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

During Older Americans Month in May, Attorney General Karl A. Racine is encouraging District residents to learn how to keep loved ones’ safe from elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and to report these harmful practices to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) so older Americans can live…

Topics: Elder Justice
Press Release

AG Racine Announces Actions in Six Cases Related to Financial Exploitation of Older and Vulnerable District Residents

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced the filing of four cases and resolution of two others concerning financial exploitation of elderly and vulnerable adults.

Topics: Elder Justice

Stopping Deceptive Billing Practices at Nursing Homes

Admitting a loved one to a nursing facility can be a difficult and costly choice. Family members making this decision should have the peace of mind that they are being treated fairly during the process.

Press Release

AG Racine Files Lawsuits to Protect District Seniors Defrauded by Family Members and Home Health Aide

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) filed five lawsuits against family members and a home health aide alleging they financially exploited vulnerable adults in the District.

Topics: Elder Justice

Apply for Child Support Online

When children receive financial support from both parents, they can thrive and have a bright future.

Topics: Child Support
Press Release

CONSUMER ALERT (COVID-19): Protecting District Seniors from Financial Exploitation and Abuse

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued a consumer alert with tips and resources to help District seniors and other vulnerable residents protect themselves from abuse and exploitation during the COVID-19 pandemic.