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Press Release  AG Campbell Announces Mary Freeley As Director Of Elder Justice Unit

The new Unit will amplify the AGO’s existing work to advance the rights, safety, and well-being of elders across the Commonwealth
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Media Contact   for AG Campbell Announces Mary Freeley As Director Of Elder Justice Unit

Molly McGlynn

BOSTONAttorney General Andrea Joy Campbell has announced Mary Freeley to lead the office’s Elder Justice Unit, a new unit established under AG Campbell. The Unit will convene existing resources to protect and promote the safety and well-being of elders through enforcement actions, legislative advocacy, and community engagement and education.  

“With over a decade of experience in the AG’s Office, and a robust expertise in these issues, I’m confident Mary will serve our elders with urgency and empathy,” said AG Campbell. “By creating this Unit, we are prioritizing the rights of elderly residents to live with dignity – free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. My office will continue to serve as a dedicated resource for older adults, address their most-pressing needs and advocate for and implement solutions.” 

Specifically, the Elder Justice Unit will work with staff from the Attorney General’s Criminal, Public Protection and Advocacy, and Health Care and Fair Competition Bureaus to: 

  • Convene internal and external elder justice groups to listen to priorities and ongoing issues 
  • Enhance the existing work of the office to prosecute the abuse and exploitation of vulnerable older adults, including in the areas of long-term care, financial exploitation and scams 
  • Work with the AG’s Community Engagement Division to conduct intentional outreach to elders 
  • Advocate for state and national policy that aligns with and advances the work of the Elder Justice Unit 

 “I want to thank AG Campbell for this opportunity. In the AG’s Office, we continue to see bad actors prey on older adults, whether that’s targeting them for financial scams or neglecting care in long-term facilities. The Elder Just Unit will serve as a resource and advocate for elders who face these issues across the Commonwealth,” said Mary Freeley, Director of the AG’s Elder Justice Unit. 

 As an Assistant Attorney General, Mary’s work has included significant consumer protection and antitrust cases, including investigations and litigation in the health care, pharmaceutical, education and financial markets. Mary also coordinates the office’s elder advocacy and protection work, focusing on the protection of residents of long-term facilities. 

 Since 2015, Mary has served as Deputy Chief of the AG’s Health Care and Fair Competition Bureau where she helps oversee the Office’s Antitrust, False Claims, Health Care, Medicaid Fraud and Non-Profit/Charities Divisions. She will continue in that role in addition to directing the office’s elder protection work.  

 The Attorney General’s Office has a statewide, toll-free hotline to help elders with a range of issues: 888-243-5337. More information on the hotline can be found, here. 


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