Elder / Dependent Abuse



Jill Henderson
Lead Attorney
Deputy District Attorney

900 Ward Street
Second Floor
Martinez, CA  94553

Ph: (925) 957-8744
Fx: (925) 646-4445


8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
This unit prosecutes criminal cases of physical abusefinancial abuse, and false imprisonment of elder and dependent adults. An elder adult is a crime victim who was aged 65 and older at the time of the crime. A dependent adult is a crime victim who was between the ages of 18-64 when the crime occurred and either:

  • Was admitted as an impatient to a 24-hour health facility, such as a nursing home or hospital
  • Had physical or mental limitations that restrict his or her ability to carry out normal activities or to protect his or her rights, including but not limited to:
    • persons who have physical or developmental disabilities
    • persons whose physical or mental abilities have diminished because of age