Though many judges have seen elder abuse, not all may fully understand it. Often considered a "hidden" crime, elder abuse includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, abandonment, neglect, and/or self-neglect. It can also be seen in civil, criminal, probate, family, and mental health proceedings, creating a variety of issues for the judicial system.
The Indiana Supreme Court will travel to Columbus North High School in Bartholomew County on Friday, April 10 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The Court will hold oral argument in a civil case related to a drunk driving crash. The argument is the case of Phyllis Dodson v. Curt Carlson, et al. (49A04-1305-CT-00267).