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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ohio Attorney General awards funding for mental health programs

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has allocated $450,000 total in grants to help veterans, elderly residents and youth who have mental health conditions. The six grantee programs were selected by the Attorney General`s Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, a $50,000 grant was allocated to start a program to train police, fire other first responders to spot signs of elderly abuse. The program will be operated by the Crime Victims Services Section of the attorney general`s office.

Visit Council on Aging`s Resource Directory for information on how to recognize the signs of and report cases of elder abuse.

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