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Alabama council wants to boost visibility of elder abuse registry

BY: - March 31, 2023

A council of state agencies and organizations that work with the older population want to promote new registry that compiles confirmed reports of elder abuse, such as sexual abuse or financial exploitation. The Interagency Council for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, established and overseen by the Department of Senior Services, is a group of organizations […]

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Bill would add grandparents to Alabama domestic violence statutes

BY: - March 13, 2023

A lawmaker wants to add grandparents to the list of victims for domestic violence to provide them additional protections when living with their children. HB 76, sponsored by Rep. Matt Simpson, R-Daphne, would place grandparents on the list of potential victims of domestic violence, along with spouses, children, household members and dating partners. “It doesn’t […]