Mountain Empire Community Outreach Program
In January, Attorney General Mark Herring expanded Virginia’s community outreach programs by appointing an outreach coordinator in every region of the state. The Southwest Virginia/ Mountain Empire Outreach Coordinator, Amy Duncan, works closely with many groups in the western part of the state. Amy’s region includes Wythe, Carroll, Bland and all counties west. She is a member of the VCPEA (Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse), VGIA (Virginia Gang Investigators Association), CCRT (Community Crisis Response Team), Washington County Elder Abuse Crisis Response Team, and the Appalachian Regional Gang Investigators Association. She works very closely with regional law enforcement agencies, schools, Community Colleges and senior support agencies.
The Mountain Empire Community Outreach Coordinator assists Southwest Virginia Triad and Virginia State S.A.L.T. council groups. Mrs. Duncan regularly holds presentations on programs and resources available through the Office of the Attorney General, such as: Medicaid Fraud, Elder Abuse and Neglect, Human Trafficking, Financial Fraud Prevention awareness and education, Virginia Rules, Domestic and Dating Violence, Gang Awareness, Identity Theft, Prescription Drug Abuse, Lethality Assessment, and consumer protection to local community organizations, faith groups, service providers, Triad groups, law enforcement community groups, and senior living communities.
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