Court Visitor Program Plans Free Film Screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

COURT VISITOR PROGRAM PLANS FREE FILM SCREENING

Ogden, UT-The Court Visitor Volunteer Program is planning a free screening of the documentary film Last Will and Embezzlement on Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Branch of the Weber County library system, 5568 South 500 East. The documentary is a film about the financial exploitation of vulnerable adults and covers first-hand accounts from victims as well as interviews with experts who discuss potential solutions to the growing problem.

The Court Visitor Volunteer Program is a pilot guardianship monitoring program established by the Utah Judicial Council in 2011. It is funded by a grant from the State Justice Institute. The purpose of the program is to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, exploitation, neglect, and self-neglect. The program aims to preserve an individual’s independence and self-determination despite diminished capacity. The program currently operates in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 7th judicial districts.

A panel discussion will follow the film at which representatives from Adult Protective Services, the Ogden Police Department, and the Utah State Courts will participate. For more information about the screening, call Karolina Abuzyarova at (801) 578-3925. Information about the program is available at www.utcourts.gov/visitor.

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