Crime Prevention Outreach
Predators, those who perpetrate frauds against others for their own personal gain, do so because it is easy, highly profitable and very low-risk. Unfortunately, scams that have been around for years are becoming more complex. Such con games leave too many victims, especially elders, depleted of their life savings and self-respect.
It is far easier to prevent economic crime than it is to prosecute it.
Communities Against Senior Exploitation (CASE)
To assist consumers in the prevention of fraud and identity theft, speakers from the Denver District Attorney’s Office are available through the CASE program for presentations free of charge. Topics include telemarketing and sweepstakes scams, caregiver exploitation, cybercrimes, health care fraud and ID theft.
Seminar participants learn how to recognize behaviors associated with con artists, and simple but effective ways to protect themselves. All attendees receive a free Stand Up Against Fraud handbook full of helpful prevention tips and resources, as well as fraud alerts that are sent out electronically once a month.
At-Risk Adults Outreach and Prevention
An at-risk- adult is defined as anyone over the age of 70 and those over 18 that have intellectual or developmental disabilities. Along with Denver Police Department, City Attorney’s Office and Adult Protective Services, the Denver District Attorney's Office oversees the Denver Forensic Collaborative for At-Risk Adults; this multi-disciplinary team staffs at-risk cases to provide a safety net to victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation of at-risk adults. The program provides outreach and training surrounding these issues.
For more information on the Denver District Attorney’s crime prevention outreach programs, or to schedule a speaker, contact Maro Casparian at 720-913-9036, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email email@example.com.