Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Vermont Attorney General's Elder Protection Initiative

We are attorneys, investigators and staff from across the Attorney General’s Office (from its Criminal, Public Protection & Human Services Divisions) working with stakeholders to promote the safety and security of older Vermonters.



AG Donovan Joins Effort to Curb Illegal Robocalls

This week, Attorney General TJ Donovan called on the Federal Communications Commission to allow telephone service providers to block illegal “robocalls” that are made to unsuspecting consumers. A “robocall” is an automated phone call that delivers a recorded message. Scammers have been known to use robocalls to target older individuals. “Illegal

October 12, 2018

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AGO Reports on Work of Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Team

Every year, vulnerable adults suffer from untimely deaths. How do these deaths happen? What kinds of interventions might have prevented them? How can we do better? In 2016, Vermont’s legislature established a “Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Team” within the Office of the Attorney General to bring together public and private sectors to address these

September 26, 2018

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AG Donovan Launches Elder Protection Initiative

Contact: Jamie Renner, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5947 New Effort Follows Statewide Listening Tour Attorney General T.J. Donovan has announced the launch of a permanent unit within his office known as the “Elder Protection Initiative.” This unit will focus on supporting and protecting Vermont’s aging population. The unit is the result of a

June 15, 2018

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A message from Attorney General T.J. Donovan

It’s my job, and my office’s job, to help keep older Vermonters safe and secure. We do that every day in our criminal division by prosecuting physical abuse and financial exploitation. We do that job in our consumer protection division by advocating for older consumers and educating the public on frauds and scams. And we …

June 15, 2018

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