Attorney General Hosts Vulnerable Adult Summit
On June 1, 2007, the Attorney General's Office hosted more than 100 statewide experts for at a Vulnerable Adults Summit. The summit focused on the abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of the vulnerable adult community.
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|Vulnerable Adults Summit Co-Chairs|
Dawn Cortez, Director
Leesa Manion, Deputy Chief of Staff
Lynn Mounsey, Assistant Attorney General
Lori Melchiori, Program Manager
Louise Ryan, Ombudsmandsman
The summit consisted of a series of breakout sessions with participants forming workgroups to identify and implement solutions, such as methods to improve cross-community coordination and potential legislation.
Audio of selected portions of the program:
Summit participants were tasked by the Attorney General's Office and the summit co-chairs to identify the critical issues impacting vulnerable adults. By the end of the session, summit participants had established a list of nearly 90 areas of concern — issues that could be addressed by lawmakers, caregivers, advocates and the community at large. The full list may be found at http://www.atg.wa.gov/vulnerableadults.aspx.
At the summit’s conclusion, participants were asked to identify themselves and others as possible contributors to solution-oriented work groups. Work groups were subsequently assembled and presented their reports to the Attorney General's Office on May 9, 2008.