The Chatham County District Attorney's Office employs a specialized Elder/Disabled Adult Prosecutor to prosecute crimes against the elderly - i.e. prosecutes persons who abuse, neglect, or exploit disabled adults or elderly persons (65 years of age or older).

This position was established in 2006 and was the first of its kind in Chatham County's history, and possibly the State of Georgia as well. Present District Attorney, Meg Heap, was the first Prosecutor to hold the position. Presently Margaret Deleon holds this position; which she assumed in 2014.

  • Savannah Chatham County
    Metropolitan Police Department:

    911
     
  • GA Adult Protective Services
    investigates & responds to suspected elder abuse & neglect
    1 (888) 774-0152
    aging.dhr.georgia.gov
     
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman
    investigates & responds to abuse & care issues in nursing and personal care home
    912-235-6747
    www.georgiaombudsman.org
     
  • Senior Citizens Inc.
    provides information & assistance to help seniors with independent living at home
    912-236-0363
    www.seniorcitizens-inc.org