Senior Protection Unit

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The Senior Protection Unit or "SPU" is an innovative program created  by Prosecutor Julia Bates to educate seniors and help them protect  themselves from becoming victims of elder abuse and exploitation. The  SPU works in partnership with local resources, law enforcement, social  service agencies, courts and involved citizens and citizen groups to  prevent elder abuse, neglect and exploitation and protect the dignity  and independence of Lucas County's senior citizens.

Where  preventive and protective measures fail, the SPU prosecutes those who  victimize the elderly to the fullest extent of the law while while  working with the Office's Victim Assistance Division to provide comfort  and assistance to victims who become involved with the court system.

Feel free to contact our Senior HELPLINE 419.936.2040 with any questions regarding seniors and the criminal justice system.

Grand Jury

Adult Criminal Division

Lucas County Common Pleas Court General Division
700 Adams St.
Suite 250
Toledo, OH 43604

Special Units of the
Adult Criminal Division

Child Support
Child Victim
Cold Case Unit
Domestic Crimes Unit
Drug Court
Senior Protection Unit

Contact Us


Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


(419) 213-4700


(419) 213-4595