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Prosecuting Attorney's Office

Daniel T. Satterberg

King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
King County Courthouse, Room W554
516 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-2362
(206) 296-9000


Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse

If you suspect that a crime against a vulnerable adult is occurring or has occurred, you should do two things:

  1. Report the crime to the police by calling 911; and

  2. Report the crime to DSHS:

    • Call 1-800-562-6078 if the crime occurred in an adult family home (AFH), assisted living facility (ALF), nursing home, or in a certified community residential (supported living) setting (CRS/SL).

    • Call 1-866-221-4909 if the crime occurred anywhere besides an adult family home (AFH), assisted living facility (ALF), nursing home, or in a certified community residential (supported living) setting (CRS/SL).

When in doubt, please report.

In response to the rapidly increasing elderly population in King County, and to increases in crimes against vulnerable adults, our office has created a unit trained to address the special circumstances inherent in these cases. Our Elder Abuse team addresses the abuse of vulnerable adults, a population that includes disabled adults as well as the elderly. Our goals are three-fold:

  • to prosecute cases of neglect, financial exploitation and sexual assault of the elderly and disabled;

  • to work collaboratively with police, social service agencies, and medical professionals to improve the referral, investigation, and, ultimately, prosecution of cases of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults;

  • and, to provide training to first responders so they can better recognize and react to such cases.

If you have questions about our Elder Abuse Team, contact:

Page Ulrey, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

Amanda Froh, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney


SAVE THE DATE for Washington State's 12th Annual Conference:  October 29, 2015

Improving Our Understanding of Domestic Violence Against
Elders and Adults with Disabilities


Nancy Alterio, B.S., Executive Director, Disabled Persons Protection Commission

Bonnie Brandl, M.S.W., Director, National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life

Veronica LoFaso, M.D., M.A., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Laura Mosqueda, M.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics, Associate Dean of Primary Care and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Director, National Center on Elder Abuse

Tony Rosen, M.D., M.P.H., Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellow,  Instructor in Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Registration will open in early September.

Conference registration fee is $90.00

Criminal Justice Training Center
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, Washington 98148

Directions, Agenda and Frequently Asked Questions