Judge Barb Crowder, Tina Culp Receive Specialized Training in Financial Abuse of the Elderly
Family Violence Prevention Council Co-Chair Judge Barb Crowder and Council Coordinator Tina Culp received training about Financial Abuse of the Elderly at the statewide meeting of the Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Councils.
May 26, 2012 (Newswire.com) - Family Violence Prevention Council Co-Chair Judge Barb Crowder and Council Coordinator Tina Culp from Oasis Women's Center received training about Financial Abuse of the Elderly at the statewide meeting of the Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Councils in Springfield on May 15.
"Many members of our local council took part in this training and will be able to take this information back to our judicial circuit and use it to educate and protect the elderly in Madison and Bond County," stated Judge Crowder.
Members of the local council from the State's Attorney's office, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid and other agencies joined Judge Crowder and Tina Culp at the event. Presentations were given by the Sangamon County State's Attorney's Office, the Illinois Attorney General and the Illinois Department of Aging.
"Throughout my career as an Assistant State's Attorney, private attorney and judge, I have always fought to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are protected," said Judge Crowder. "That's why I am proud of the work that the Family Violence Prevention Council does on a daily basis."
About The Family Violence Prevention Council
The Family Violence Prevention Council's mission is to eliminate family violence by improving institutional and professional responses throughout the Third Judicial Circuit. The Council takes individual and community responsibility for education, intervention, and prevention by providing appropriate services for victims and perpetrators of child abuse, domestic abuse, and elder abuse. Insuring victim's safety, autonomy and restoration, and holding abusers accountable are central to the vision of the Council.
About Judge Barb Crowder
A Judge since 1999, Barb Crowder has extensive courtroom experience, both as an Assistant State's Attorney and in private practice. Currently Judge Crowder presides over general civil trials. Judge Crowder is a member of the Special Supreme Court Child Custody Committee, Past President of the Illinois Judges Foundation and serves on the Board of the Illinois Judges Association. She also serves as a mentor for new judges and a Peer Judge Mentor through the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.
For more information about Judge Crowder, visit www.judgebarbcrowder.com.