Decatur, GA –  On Monday, October 24, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) held a training symposium on financial exploitation of at-risk adults for their state and local law enforcement partners.  Governor Nathan Deal provided opening remarks at this training symposium. 

The training is aimed at educating the law enforcement community in the ever increasing threat of financial exploitation of the elderly and other at-risk adults in Georgia.  The GBI is committed to the investigation and prosecution of those who prey on at-risk adults by exploiting them financially.  In addition to providing specialized training in the field,  the GBI assists local law enforcement agencies in conducting at-risk adult abuse investigations.  The training was conducted by experts in the area and focused on financial exploitation, a common motive found in the abuse and exploitation of at-risk adults. 

The following agencies teamed with the GBI to conduct this training: Department of Human Services, Gwinnett Police Department, Dekalb County District Attoney’s Office, Cobb County District Attorney’s Office, the Office of the Attorney General, the Social Security Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the US Attorney’s Office.

Contact: Nelly Miles – Public Affairs Director | [email protected] | 404-270-8330