Senior Protection Unit
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 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 HELP LINE 419.936.2040 with any questions regarding seniors and the criminal justice system.
|Visit our CASE INFORMATION Site||Links to sites that will provide court case information.|
|Visit our HOME PAGE||Home page for the Lucas County Prosecutors Office.|
|Visit our MEET JULIA R. BATES Site||Biography of Julia R. Bates, Lucas County Prosecutor|
|Visit our DIVISIONS Site||Links to the various divisions of the Lucas County Prosecutors Office.|
|Visit our REPORTING CRIMES Site||Links to Emergency and Non Emergency Agencies.|
|Visit our RESOURCES Site||Links to Local General Support Services; Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services; Clinics/Hospitals; Financial/Education/Employment Services; Food/Housing; Legal Services; Other|
|Visit our SPEAKERS BUREAU Site||Information pertaining to Courthouse Tours and Scheduling of Event Speakers.|