SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice”
Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives.
Real people, real tragedy, real help.
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Guest: Sgt. Mark Varnau
San Diego Sheriff’s Department Elder Abuse Unit
St. Mark Varnau was involved in the case of a 93 yr old Pearl Harbor survivor who was living in filth due to the neglect of his paid care giver who, it was discovered, also cleaned out his bank account before she was arrested.
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This show will discuss the rampant issue of elder abuse and it’s consequences, offering information and resources should listeners suspect someone is not being properly cared for.
Experts estimate that only one in 13 elder-abuse cases are reported nationwide, based on various surveys and studies.
“We are only getting the tip of the iceberg,” said San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Varnau, who oversees financial- and elder-abuse crime units for his agency. “It’s a dirty little secret and Mr. Bauer’s case is a very clear example of how someone is isolated and forgotten about.”
In San Diego County, the District Attorney’s Office has seen the number of elder-abuse prosecutions rise in the past five years — from 183 cases in 2006 to 238 last year. The county’s elder-abuse hotline receives nearly 10,000 calls a year
LadyJustice is a simple term for the activism which surrounds the attitude in everything she does! Learn from the information on SHATTERED LIVES and take it into your own family or community…make it happen!
SHATTERED LIVES is not like the other “crime” shows. The show does not focus on the crime or the criminal, but features the aftermath and the care the surviving victims require. Invited guests will be from all areas of survivor assistance, and many will be surviving families, but they all have valuable information for the audience.