[House Report 117-57]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


117th Congress }                                          { Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session   }                                          { 117-57

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                   ELDER ABUSE PROTECTION ACT OF 2021

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 June 11, 2021.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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    Mr. Nadler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 2922]

    The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the 
bill (H.R. 2922) to amend the Elder Abuse Prevention and 
Prosecution Act to authorize the Elder Justice Initiative, to 
require that online resources of such initiative are made 
available in Spanish, and for other purposes, having considered 
the same, reports favorably thereon with an amendment and 
recommends that the bill as amended do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose and Summary..............................................     2
Background and Need for the Legislation..........................     3
Hearings.........................................................     4
Committee Consideration..........................................     4
Committee Votes..................................................     5
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     7
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures and Congressional 
  Budget Office Cost Estimate....................................     7
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     7
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     7
Advisory on Earmarks.............................................     7
Section-by-Section Analysis......................................     7
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     8

    The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all that follows after the enacting clause and insert 
the following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``Elder Abuse Protection Act of 2021''.

SEC. 2. ELDER JUSTICE INITIATIVE.

  Section 101(b) of the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act (34 
U.S.C. 21711(b)) is amended to read as follows:
  ``(b) Elder Justice Initiative.--
          ``(1) Permanent initiative.--The Attorney General shall 
        establish an Elder Justice Initiative to coordinate criminal 
        enforcement and public engagement efforts to combat elder 
        abuse, neglect, and financial fraud and scams that target 
        elders, and to support and coordinate the efforts of the Elder 
        Justice Coordinator designated under subsection (a).
          ``(2) Department of justice elder justice coordinator.--The 
        Attorney General shall designate an Elder Justice Coordinator 
        within the Department of Justice who, in addition to any other 
        responsibilities, shall be responsible for--
                  ``(A) coordinating and supporting the law enforcement 
                efforts and policy activities as the head of the Elder 
                Justice Initiative for the Department of Justice on 
                elder justice issues;
                  ``(B) evaluating training models to determine best 
                practices and creating or compiling and making publicly 
                available replication guides and training materials for 
                law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, 
                emergency responders, individuals working in victim 
                services, adult protective services, social services, 
                and public safety, medical personnel, mental health 
                personnel, financial services personnel, and any other 
                individuals whose work may bring them in contact with 
                elder abuse regarding how to--
                          ``(i) conduct investigations in elder abuse 
                        cases;
                          ``(ii) address evidentiary issues and other 
                        legal issues; and
                          ``(iii) appropriately assess, respond to, and 
                        interact with victims and witnesses in elder 
                        abuse cases, including in administrative, 
                        civil, and criminal judicial proceedings; and
                  ``(C) carrying out such other duties as the Attorney 
                General determines necessary in connection with 
                enhancing the understanding, prevention, and detection 
                of, and response to, elder abuse.
          ``(3) Online public resources.--The Elder Justice Initiative 
        shall maintain and publish on the internet, information aimed 
        at protecting elders from fraudulent schemes and contain 
        resources aimed at preventing elder abuse.
          ``(4) Telephone hotline.--The Attorney General, in 
        consultation with the Elder Justice Coordinator and the Office 
        of Victims of Crime, shall establish a national elder fraud 
        telephone hotline to provide support to victims and resources 
        to help victims, including referrals to federal, local and 
        state law enforcement where appropriate.
          ``(5) Tribal consultation.--The Elder Justice Coordinator 
        shall provide recommendations to the Office of Tribal Justice 
        on a yearly basis on how to address elder abuse and elder fraud 
        that takes place on federally recognized tribal reservations.
          ``(6) Legal aid.--The Elder Justice Coordinator shall consult 
        with components of the Department of Justice to promote the 
        provision of civil legal aid to victims of elder abuse and 
        elder fraud.
          ``(7) Spanish language resources.--The Attorney General shall 
        ensure that Elder Justice Initiative online resources are 
        available in Spanish and link linguistically appropriate 
        resources to inform Spanish-speaking elders of Federal and 
        State resources to combat fraud and abuse that targets the 
        elderly, to include--
                  ``(A) Spanish-language resources and links that help 
                report instances of elder fraud and abuse to State and 
                local law enforcement; and
                  ``(B) resources that help prevent financial 
                exploitation of elders.''.

                          Purpose and Summary

    H.R. 2922, the ``Elder Abuse Protection Act of 2021,'' 
would make permanent the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Elder 
Justice Initiative and would require that materials posted by 
the Initiative be translated into Spanish. By 2060, the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) projects that the 
population of elderly Latino Americans will grow to 19.9 
million, or 21% of the overall American elderly population.\1\ 
The Elder Abuse Protection Act's requirement that certain 
Spanish-language resources be translated into Spanish would 
provide an important resource to over one million residents of 
the United States and marks one of this bill's primary aims.
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    \1\Admin. for Cmty. Living, U.S. Dep't of Health & Hum. Serv., 
Profile of Hispanic Americans Age 65 and Over 2 (2017), https://
acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in
%20America/2017OAProfileHA508.pdf.
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    The legislation would also assign a number of 
responsibilities to the Elder Justice Initiative, including an 
obligation to post elder abuse prevention resources online, 
coordinate with the Office of Tribal Justice to address elder 
fraud on reservations, and require the DOJ to publish Spanish-
language elder fraud and abuse materials. Additionally, the 
bill would authorize the DOJ to continue to operate the 
National Elder Fraud hotline. Under the proposed bill, the 
Elder Justice Initiative would be led by a Department-wide 
Elder Justice Coordinator, who would be responsible for 
providing support to locally placed Elder Justice Coordinators.

                Background and Need for the Legislation

    Tens of thousands of elderly Americans are abused on an 
annual basis. One comprehensive study estimates that 
approximately one in ten elderly Americans are abused annually, 
but only one in 23 cases of elder abuse are reported to 
authorities each year.\2\ A study in New York State estimated 
that one in 13 elderly individuals had been victims of at least 
one form of elder abuse in the previous year.\3\ The New York 
study found that, of those who had been abused, 41 of 1,000 
seniors surveyed reported that they believed they had suffered 
financial exploitation. Elderly individuals are particularly 
vulnerable to abuse on account of a myriad of factors, with 
social isolation and mental impairment (such as dementia or 
Alzheimer's disease) playing outsized roles.\4\
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    \2\Mark S. Lachs & Karl A. Pillemer, Elder Abuse, 373 New Eng. J. 
Med. 1947, 1949 (2015), https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMra1404688.
    \3\Lifespan of Greater Rochester et al., Under the Radar: New York 
State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study (May 2011), https://ocfs.ny.gov/
main/reports/Under%20the%20Radar%2005%2012
%2011%20final%20report.pdf.
    \4\Elder Abuse Facts, Nat.l Council on Aging, https://www.ncoa.org/
public-policy-action/elder-justice/elder-abuse-facts/ (last visited 
May. 21, 2021).
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i. Consequences of Elder Abuse

    The impact of elder abuse may be catastrophic, with the 
physical, mental, and emotional effects lasting years. Beyond 
the individual suffering, the negative consequences of elder 
abuse for the American economy are high. Elderly Americans lose 
at least $2.9 billion each year due to financial abuse and 
exploitation.\5\ According to one study, strangers perpetrated 
51% of elder abuse fraud, while financial abuse by family, 
friends, and neighbors constituted 34% of instances of elder 
abuse crime.\6\ Elderly Americans suffer annually an average 
loss of $34,200 due to fraud, according to an analysis by the 
U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.\7\
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    \5\Mature Market Inst. et al., The MetLife Study of Elder Financial 
Abuse: Crimes of Occasion, Desperation, and Predation Against America's 
Elders 2 (June 2011), https://ltcombudsman.org/uploads/files/issues/
mmi-elder-financial-abuse.pdf.
    \6\Id.
    \7\Katherine Skiba, Older Americans Hit Hard by Financial Fraud, 
AARP (Feb. 28, 2019), https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2019/
cfpb-report-financial-elder-abuse.html.
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ii. DOJ Anti-Elder Abuse Efforts

    DOJ first established the Elder Justice Initiative to 
support and coordinate the DOJ's enforcement and programmatic 
efforts to combat elder abuse, neglect and financial fraud 
targeting elderly Americans.\8\ The Elder Justice Task Forces 
are composed of representatives from the U.S. Attorneys' 
Offices, state Medicaid Fraud Control Units, and state and 
local prosecutors' offices, along with representatives from 
HHS, state Adult Protective Services agencies, and local law 
enforcement agencies.\9\
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    \8\Elder Justice Initiative, U.S. Dept. of Justice, https://
www.justice.gov/elderjustice/support/faq#is-elder-abuse-underreported 
(last visited May 21, 2021).
    \9\Elder Justice Task Forces, U.S. Dep't of Just., https://
www.justice.gov/elderjustice/task-forces (last visited May. 22, 2021).
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    These teams coordinate and enhance efforts to pursue 
lawsuits against nursing homes that provide grossly substandard 
care to their residents.\10\ To complement the Elder Justice 
Task Forces, DOJ also established the Transnational Elder 
Strike Force to address the many foreign-based entities that 
carry out fraudulent schemes targeting American seniors.\11\ 
The Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) in DOJ's Office of Justice 
Programs, also funds research on elder victim support and elder 
abuse prevention.\12\
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    \10\Id.
    \11\National Hotline Helps Victims of Elder Financial Fraud, U.S. 
Dep't of Just. (Jun. 12, 2020), https://www.ojp.gov/files/archives/
blogs/2020/national-hotline-helps-victims-elder-financial-fraud.
    \12\See Yunsoo Park & Carrie Mulford, Social Support Can Diminish 
Negative Effects of Elder Abuse, Nat'l Adult Protective Serv. Assoc. & 
Nat'l Comm. for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, http://www.napsa-
now.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/R2P-Park-Mulford.pdf.
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iii. Intra-Agency Coordination

    As reported by the Committee, H.R. 2922 includes a number 
of intra-DOJ coordination requirements. Most notably, the Elder 
Abuse Protection Act makes permanent the National Elder Fraud 
Hotline, which answers calls from the public concerning elder 
abuse and elder justice and takes reports of abuse from elderly 
individuals. OVC launched the National Elder Fraud Hotline in 
the spring of 2020, and to date it has received tens of 
thousands of calls. Additionally, the bill adds language to 
make permanent consultations between the Elder Justice 
Initiative and the Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) on how to 
address elder abuse and elder fraud on federally recognized 
reservations. The intersection between tribal issues and elder 
justice is an outgrowth of a meeting in November 2018 convened 
by then-Attorney General William Barr. Lastly, the bill as 
reported requires the Elder Justice Coordinator to consult on 
legal aid issues with whomever the Attorney General designates. 
The legal aid consultation requirement is an outgrowth of a 
Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable meeting then-President Trump 
called in April 2019.

                                Hearings

    The Committee did not hold hearings on elder justice prior 
to consideration of this bill.

                        Committee Consideration

    On May 18, 2021, the Committee met in open session and 
ordered the bill, H.R. 2922, favorably reported with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute, by a voice vote, a 
quorum being present.

                            Committee Votes

    In compliance with clause 3(b) of House rule XIII, the 
following votes occurred during the Committee's consideration 
of H.R. 2922:
    1. An amendment by Mr. Fitzgerald, to require reporting of 
elder deaths associated with COVID-19 and report on criminal 
COVID-19-related investigations associated with death reporting 
requirements, was defeated by a rollcall vote of 22 to 17.


    2. An amendment in the nature of a substitute by Mr. 
Nadler, that added coordination requirements for the Elder 
Justice Coordinator, was agreed to by a voice vote.

                      Committee Oversight Findings

    In compliance with clause 3(c)(1) of House rule XIII, the 
Committee advises that the findings and recommendations of the 
Committee, based on oversight activities under clause 2(b)(1) 
of House rule X, are incorporated in the descriptive portions 
of this report.

  New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures and Congressional Budget 
                          Office Cost Estimate

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(2) of House 
rule XIII and section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, and with respect to requirements of clause (3)(c)(3) of 
House rule XIII and section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974, the Director of Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has 
not provided an estimate of the cost associated with H.R. 2922 
and the bill does not authorize the expenditure of funds.

                    Duplication of Federal Programs

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(5) of House rule XIII, no provision 
of H.R. 2922 establishes or reauthorizes a program of the 
federal government known to be duplicative of another federal 
program. The bill authorizes, on a permanent basis, already 
existing programs.

                    Performance Goals and Objectives

    The Committee states that pursuant to clause 3(c)(4) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, H.R. 
2922 does not have any performance goals or measures.

                          Advisory on Earmarks

    In accordance with clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, H.R. 2922 does not contain any 
congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff 
benefits as defined in clause 9(d), 9(e), or 9(f) of rule XXI.

                      Section-by-Section Analysis

    The following discussion describes the bill as reported by 
the Committee.
    Sec. 1. Short Title. This section establishes the bill's 
short title as the ``Elder Abuse Protection Act of 2021.''
    Sec 2. Elder Justice Initiative. Section 2 of the bill 
amends Section 101(b) of the Elder Abuse Prevention and 
Prosecution Act by incorporating the following:
    (1) Permanent Initiative. This subsection would make the 
Elder Justice Initiative a permanent office within the 
Department of Justice to coordinate criminal enforcement and 
public engagement to combat elder abuse, neglect, and financial 
fraud.
    (2) DOJ Elder Justice Coordinator. This subsection restates 
a section already in law and adds the new Elder Justice 
Initiative into the statutory framework.
    (3) Online Public Resources. This subsection would require 
the Elder Justice Initiative to maintain and publish 
information on the Internet aimed at protecting elders from 
fraudulent schemes and include resources aimed at preventing 
elder abuse.
    (4) Telephone Hotline. In this subsection, the legislation 
would authorize in statute a national elder fraud telephone 
hotline to provide support and resources to victims, including 
referrals to federal, local, and state law enforcement.
    (5) Tribal Consultation. Pursuant to this subsection, the 
Elder Justice Coordinator would be required to provide yearly 
recommendations to the Office of Tribal Justice on how to 
address elder abuse and elder fraud on federally recognized 
reservations.
    (6) Legal Aid. In this subsection, the Elder Justice 
Coordinator would be required to consult with the DOJ to 
promote the provision of civil legal aid to victims of elder 
abuse and elder fraud.
    (7) Spanish Language Resources. Under this subsection, the 
Attorney General would be required to ensure that certain 
online resources published by the Elder Justice Initiative are 
also available in Spanish. Additionally, this section would 
require Spanish-language links that provide resources that help 
prevent financial exploitation of elders and that facilitate 
the reporting of elder fraud and abuse to State and local law 
enforcement.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italics, and existing law in which no 
change is proposed is shown in roman):

               ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION AND PROSECUTION ACT



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       TITLE I--SUPPORTING FEDERAL CASES INVOLVING ELDER JUSTICE

SEC. 101. SUPPORTING FEDERAL CASES INVOLVING ELDER JUSTICE.

  (a) Support and Assistance.--
          (1) Elder justice coordinators.--The Attorney General 
        shall designate in each Federal judicial district not 
        less than one Assistant United States Attorney to serve 
        as the Elder Justice Coordinator for the district, who, 
        in addition to any other responsibilities, shall be 
        responsible for--
                  (A) serving as the legal counsel for the 
                Federal judicial district on matters relating 
                to elder abuse;
                  (B) prosecuting, or assisting in the 
                prosecution of, elder abuse cases;
                  (C) conducting public outreach and awareness 
                activities relating to elder abuse; and
                  (D) ensuring the collection of data required 
                to be collected under section 202.
          (2) Investigative support.--The Attorney General, in 
        consultation with the Director of the Federal Bureau of 
        Investigation, shall, with respect to crimes relating 
        to elder abuse, ensure the implementation of a regular 
        and comprehensive training program to train agents of 
        the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the 
        investigation and prosecution of such crimes and the 
        enforcement of laws related to elder abuse, which shall 
        include--
                  (A) specialized strategies for communicating 
                with and assisting elder abuse victims; and
                  (B) relevant forensic training relating to 
                elder abuse.
          (3) Resource group.--The Attorney General, through 
        the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, shall 
        ensure the operation of a resource group to facilitate 
        the sharing of knowledge, experience, sample pleadings 
        and other case documents, training materials, and any 
        other resources to assist prosecutors throughout the 
        United States in pursuing cases relating to elder 
        abuse.
          (4) Designated elder justice working group or 
        subcommittee to the attorney general's advisory 
        committee of united states attorneys.--Not later than 
        60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
        Attorney General, in consultation with the Director of 
        the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, shall 
        establish a subcommittee or working group to the 
        Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States 
        Attorneys, as established under section 0.10 of title 
        28, Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor 
        thereto, for the purposes of advising the Attorney 
        General on policies of the Department of Justice 
        relating to elder abuse.
  [(b) Department of Justice Elder Justice Coordinator.--
          [(1) In general.--Not later than 60 days after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General 
        shall designate an Elder Justice Coordinator within the 
        Department of Justice who, in addition to any other 
        responsibilities, shall be responsible for--
                  [(A) coordinating and supporting the law 
                enforcement efforts and policy activities for 
                the Department of Justice on elder justice 
                issues;
                  [(B) evaluating training models to determine 
                best practices and creating or compiling and 
                making publicly available replication guides 
                and training materials for law enforcement 
                officers, prosecutors, judges, emergency 
                responders, individuals working in victim 
                services, adult protective services, social 
                services, and public safety, medical personnel, 
                mental health personnel, financial services 
                personnel, and any other individuals whose work 
                may bring them in contact with elder abuse 
                regarding how to--
                          [(i) conduct investigations in elder 
                        abuse cases;
                          [(ii) address evidentiary issues and 
                        other legal issues, including witnesses 
                        who have Alzheimer's disease and 
                        related dementias; and
                          [(iii) appropriately assess, respond 
                        to, and interact with victims and 
                        witnesses in elder abuse cases 
                        (including victims and witnesses who 
                        have Alzheimer's disease and related 
                        dementias), including in 
                        administrative, civil, and criminal 
                        judicial proceedings; and
                  [(C) carrying out such other duties as the 
                Attorney General determines necessary in 
                connection with enhancing the understanding, 
                prevention, and detection of, and response to, 
                elder abuse.
          [(2) Training materials.--
                  [(A) In general.--In creating or compiling 
                replication guides and training materials under 
                paragraph (1)(B), the Elder Justice Coordinator 
                shall consult with the Secretary of Health and 
                Human Services, State, local, and Tribal adult 
                protective services, aging, social, and human 
                services agencies, Federal, State, local, and 
                Tribal law enforcement agencies, and nationally 
                recognized nonprofit associations with relevant 
                expertise, as appropriate.
                  [(B) Updating.--The Elder Justice Coordinator 
                shall--
                          [(i) review the best practices 
                        identified and replication guides and 
                        training materials created or compiled 
                        under paragraph (1)(B) to determine if 
                        the replication guides or training 
                        materials require updating; and
                          [(ii) perform any necessary updating 
                        of the replication guides or training 
                        materials.]
  (b) Elder Justice Initiative.--
          (1) Permanent initiative.--The Attorney General shall 
        establish an Elder Justice Initiative to coordinate 
        criminal enforcement and public engagement efforts to 
        combat elder abuse, neglect, and financial fraud and 
        scams that target elders, and to support and coordinate 
        the efforts of the Elder Justice Coordinator designated 
        under subsection (a).
          (2) Department of justice elder justice 
        coordinator.--The Attorney General shall designate an 
        Elder Justice Coordinator within the Department of 
        Justice who, in addition to any other responsibilities, 
        shall be responsible for--
                  (A) coordinating and supporting the law 
                enforcement efforts and policy activities as 
                the head of the Elder Justice Initiative for 
                the Department of Justice on elder justice 
                issues;
                  (B) evaluating training models to determine 
                best practices and creating or compiling and 
                making publicly available replication guides 
                and training materials for law enforcement 
                officers, prosecutors, judges, emergency 
                responders, individuals working in victim 
                services, adult protective services, social 
                services, and public safety, medical personnel, 
                mental health personnel, financial services 
                personnel, and any other individuals whose work 
                may bring them in contact with elder abuse 
                regarding how to--
                          (i) conduct investigations in elder 
                        abuse cases;
                          (ii) address evidentiary issues and 
                        other legal issues; and
                          (iii) appropriately assess, respond 
                        to, and interact with victims and 
                        witnesses in elder abuse cases, 
                        including in administrative, civil, and 
                        criminal judicial proceedings; and
                  (C) carrying out such other duties as the 
                Attorney General determines necessary in 
                connection with enhancing the understanding, 
                prevention, and detection of, and response to, 
                elder abuse.
          (3) Online public resources.--The Elder Justice 
        Initiative shall maintain and publish on the internet, 
        information aimed at protecting elders from fraudulent 
        schemes and contain resources aimed at preventing elder 
        abuse.
          (4) Telephone hotline.--The Attorney General, in 
        consultation with the Elder Justice Coordinator and the 
        Office of Victims of Crime, shall establish a national 
        elder fraud telephone hotline to provide support to 
        victims and resources to help victims, including 
        referrals to federal, local and state law enforcement 
        where appropriate.
          (5) Tribal consultation.--The Elder Justice 
        Coordinator shall provide recommendations to the Office 
        of Tribal Justice on a yearly basis on how to address 
        elder abuse and elder fraud that takes place on 
        federally recognized tribal reservations.
          (6) Legal aid.--The Elder Justice Coordinator shall 
        consult with components of the Department of Justice to 
        promote the provision of civil legal aid to victims of 
        elder abuse and elder fraud.
          (7) Spanish language resources.--The Attorney General 
        shall ensure that Elder Justice Initiative online 
        resources are available in Spanish and link 
        linguistically appropriate resources to inform Spanish-
        speaking elders of Federal and State resources to 
        combat fraud and abuse that targets the elderly, to 
        include--
                  (A) Spanish-language resources and links that 
                help report instances of elder fraud and abuse 
                to State and local law enforcement; and
                  (B) resources that help prevent financial 
                exploitation of elders.
  (c) Federal Trade Commission.--
          (1) Federal trade commission elder justice 
        coordinator.--Not later than 60 days after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Chairman of the Federal 
        Trade Commission shall designate within the Bureau of 
        Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission an 
        Elder Justice Coordinator who, in addition to any other 
        responsibilities, shall be responsible for--
                  (A) coordinating and supporting the 
                enforcement and consumer education efforts and 
                policy activities of the Federal Trade 
                Commission on elder justice issues; and
                  (B) serving as, or ensuring the availability 
                of, a central point of contact for individuals, 
                units of local government, States, and other 
                Federal agencies on matters relating to the 
                enforcement and consumer education efforts and 
                policy activities of the Federal Trade 
                Commission on elder justice issues.
          (2) Reports to congress.--Not later than 1 year after 
        the date of enactment of this Act, and once every year 
        thereafter, the Chairman of the Federal Trade 
        Commission and the Attorney General shall each submit 
        to the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate and the 
        Committee on the Judiciary of the House of 
        Representatives a report--
                  (A) detailing the enforcement actions taken 
                by the Federal Trade Commission and the 
                Department of Justice, respectively, over the 
                preceding year in each case in which not less 
                than one victim was an elder or that involved a 
                financial scheme or scam that was either 
                targeted directly toward or largely affected 
                elders, including--
                          (i) the name of the district where 
                        the case originated;
                          (ii) the style of the case, including 
                        the case name and number;
                          (iii) a description of the scheme or 
                        scam; and
                          (iv) the outcome of the case.
                  (B) with respect to the report by the 
                Attorney General, including a link to the 
                publicly available best practices identified 
                under subsection (b)(1)(B) and the replication 
                guides and training materials created or 
                compiled under such subsection.
  (d) Use of Appropriated Funds.--No additional funds are 
authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section.

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