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Colorado Coalition for Elder Rights and Abuse Prevention (CCERAP).
AARP
CCERAP is not a reporting site for the Mandatory Reporting Law CRS 18-6.5-108.
If abuse is suspected, please contact law enforcement where the person resides.  CCERAP promotes statewide understanding of older adult and at-risk adult abuse and the rights and protections available to older and adults and at-risk adults.

AARP Foundation’s ElderWatch
ElderWatch specializes in helping older adults manage their money and recognize, refuse and report financial scams. The Program operates in cooperation with the state attorney general’s office and protects older adults from financial fraud and other forms of consumer abuse. If you are concerned or need help dealing with a scam, call an ElderWatch trained volunteer specialist at 1-800-222-4444 or go to www.aarpelderwatch.org.

ElderWatch collaborates with CCERAP and numerous other organizations to provide information on the latest consumer frauds/scams. To find a list of frauds, provided by AARP ElderWatch, and CCERAP’s fraud resources go our Fraud Alerts page.

Colorado Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Programs
To find a complete listing of ombudsman programs for each region in Colorado, including their web site addresses use your search engine and type in Long-Term Care Ombudsman & Area Agencies on Aging in Colorado. To locate an ombudsman in other states, visit the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center.

Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Elder Abuse Unit, First Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Golden, Co., Jefferson and Gilpin Counties.

Communities Against Senior Exploitation (CASE)
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CASE is a proactive program to prevent victimization by providing critical information necessary to keep seniors from becoming victims of fraud and abuse. CASE publishes month Fraud Alerts, warning of the latest scams surfacing locally, statewide and nationally.

Denver District Attorney’s Office, Economic Crimes Unit
The ECU primarily prosecutes financial crimes such as theft, forgery, fraud and credit card fraud. Criminal matters are investigated by a team of skilled investigators who prepare cases for prosecution by deputies of the ECU. They aggressively pursue criminals suspected of financial crimes and have an excellent record for seeking restitution when possible. To contact and find out more, use your search engine and type in Denver District Attorney’s Office, Economic Crimes Unit.

Colorado Attorney General’s Office
The Consumer Protection Section protects consumers and legitimate businesses against fraud. Their site has information on ID Theft, Telemarketing Fraud, and Medicaid Fraud. www.ago.state.co.us
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