By Keith L. Morris, President at Elder Law of Michigan
The Michigan Department of Attorney General and the Michigan Supreme Court recently created a new task force to address the issues of elder abuse in our state. This Elder Abuse Task Force will be chaired by the Attorney General, Dana Nessel. Ron Tatro, Vice President at Elder Law of Michigan, was appointed to that task force.
The Elder Abuse Task Force will look at elder abuse issues throughout the system. It will start with two previous efforts: Supreme Court Task Force on Guardianships and Conservatorships (1998) and the Governor’s Task Force on Elder Abuse (2007). According to Scott Teter, Division Chief of Child, Elder & Family Financial Crimes Division, in his letter of invitation to Ron, the hope is “to review, supplement, and then implement many of the recommendations made in these reports that remain unfulfilled.”
The Elder Abuse Task Force will meet monthly and is composed of seven committees. Mr. Tatro will serve on the Public Awareness Committee for the task force.
Please join me in congratulating Ron Tatro for being selected to serve on this committee and thanking him for the work that he does to combat elder abuse throughout the state.
Keith L. Morris, J.D., M.P.A., is President of Elder Law of Michigan and has been a member of the Elder Law of Michigan team since 2000. As President of Elder Law of Michigan, Keith supports and oversees the rest of the team members while also focusing on grant development, fundraising, and operations.