PROTECTIVE SERVICES IN THE BUDGET - 2/16/11

posted Feb 16, 2011, 1:52 PM by Frank Baskin   [ updated Feb 22, 2011, 2:12 PM ]
In difficult economic times elder abuse rises. That has been the experience in Mass for the last several years. In FY 2008 there were.14,909 ...FOR MORE CLICK TITLE.....reports.

  •  FY 2009 there were 15,935 reports of abuse.
  •  FY 2010 there were 17,053 reports.

 Financial abuse is commonplace  but other abusive behavior also occurs.
During this same period funding has not kept  pace with the need.

  • In FY 2008 $ 15,009 million was allocated.
  • In FY 2009 $  16,246 million was allocated
  • In FY 2010 $  15,246 million(after a cut in mid year).

The proposal for FY 2011 is only $ 15.25 million. This is inadequate to do the job and much more will be needed.

For FY 2012 the request is for $ 17,246.
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