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Documentary on financial exploitation of at risk adults to play in Ogden

Published August 28, 2013 6:20 pm
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The Court Visitor Volunteer Program is planning a free screening of the documentary film "Last Will and Embezzlement" on Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Branch of the Weber County library system, 5568 South 500 East, Ogden.

The film is about the financial exploitation of vulnerable adults and covers first-hand accounts from victims as well as interviews with experts who discuss potential solutions to the growing problem.

The Court Visitor Volunteer Program is a pilot guardianship monitoring program established by the Utah Judicial Council in 2011. It is funded by a grant from the State Justice Institute. The purpose of the program is to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, exploitation, neglect, and self-neglect. The program aims to preserve an individual's independence and self-determination despite diminished capacity. The program currently operates in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 7th judicial districts.

A panel discussion will follow the film at which representatives from Adult Protective Services, the Ogden Police Department, and the Utah State Courts will participate. For more information about the screening, call Karolina Abuzyarova at (801) 578-3925. Information about the program is available at www.utcourts.gov/visitor.




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