We wish Madalyn Fairbanks of the Financial Crimes Unit farewell. Madalyn is leaving the office after five years. She is returning to Ohio to take a position with the Attorney General’s Office. Best wishes Madalyn. You will be missed.
During the past two weeks, DA Quinn has visited with the Fall River elder community at the Niagara, South Main and North End Senior Centers. The DA presented a special program, entitled “Frauds, Scams and Cons—Oh My!”
During these visits, the DA reaffirmed his commitment to preventing elder abuse and elder fraud, while also focusing efforts on investigations and prosecutions. Prior to the COVID-19 shut downs, DA Quinn had spent five straight years routinely giving educational programs to seniors throughout Bristol County.
We are excited to get back to all the senior centers, councils on aging and elder organizations with this unique program!
One of the worst consequences of the COVID shutdowns was the impact it had on victims of Domestic Violence. As we continue to commemorate DV Awareness Month, it’s important we as a society take a hard look at troubling statistics like these.
DA Quinn recently joined Mayor Cogan, Fall River Police Chief Cardoza, Rep. Fiola and members of the Greater Fall River Domestic Violence Coalition to issue a proclamation in the City of Fall River in regards to Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
As we close out the second week of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it’s important that we also remember the effect it has on children. The lifelong impact and the consequences of living in a home where domestic violence occurs cannot be understated.
Last week, DA Quinn presented Assistant District Attorney Kendal Poirer, who was an office stalwart in Attleboro District Court, with a plaque in recognition of 12 years of distinguished service with the BCDAO. Kendal has left the office to pursue other interests in the field of law. We all will miss her and wish her the absolute best!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. My office will be highlighting some statistics all month long to help to shine a light on the issue:
A special thank you to DA staffers Josh Chaves and Chloe Mendes for hosting a resource table at the Old Navy Kids Safety Day this past Saturday at Old Navy in the Dartmouth Mall.
Last week, DA Quinn receiving a Special Recognition Award from Justin Lees, CEO of Coastline Elderly Services, for his generous donation to support seniors by learning computer basics to keep them connected in the digital age.
Several BCDAO staff members volunteered at last Friday’s City of Taunton End of Summer Celebration. A great time was had by all.
Very happy to present a check to Helena DaSilva-Hughes, President & CEO of The Immigrants’ Assistance Center, Inc. to assist the IAC’s Elder Program for Non-English speaking Elders. Our office has put a number of resources into elder fraud, elder financial exploitation and elder abuse prevention and prosecution during the past six years. We will continue to do everything we can to protect our most vulnerable populations.