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Clay Clerk hosts public workshop to promote new law that protects vulnerable adults

Monday, February 4, 2019   (0 Comments)

The Honorable Tara S. Green (Clay) hosted a public workshop to educate the community on how to understand the law that protects vulnerable adults and how it applies to everyday life. Clerk Green discussed updates in state law aimed at protecting vulnerable adults from financial and property crimes and how their caregivers can help them recover from those crimes. Approximately 40 attendees, including law enforcement officers, participated in the workshop at the Fleming Island Public Library in Clay County. 


Clerk Green addressed the five different types of exploitation addressed in state law: depriving funds or property, depriving the vulnerable adult with diminished capacity of funds or property, breach of fiduciary duty, bank account misuse or failure to provide necessities.


“I cannot express enough, if you are going to be a petitioner, and a lot of the responsibility is on the petitioner, to make sure you have as much information as possible if you really feel like there is a concern about exploitation to the vulnerable adult,” Clerk Green said.


As a result of this successful event, Clerk Green has scheduled two additional presentations to take place in Clay County later this spring. 

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