§ 42-9.2-3. Establishment.
There shall be established and funded within the department of attorney general an elder justice prosecution unit. The elder justice prosecution unit shall be an assistant or special assistant attorney general appointed by the attorney general. Additionally, the unit shall have both an inspector and paralegal to be appointed by the attorney general. The elder justice prosecution unit is authorized to perform the following duties as the attorney general may direct:
(1) Prosecute cases relating to elder abuse, neglect and exploitation;
(2) Educate law enforcement department of elderly affairs personnel on investigative issues unique to elder justice;
(3) Intervene in, or request that the state or any agency thereof initiate administrative, legal and legislative actions related to elder justice issues as determined by the attorney general.
(P.L. 2005, ch. 331, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 398, § 1.)