State’s Attorney’s Office Receives Grant to Enhance Elderly Victims Crime Unit


DATE:  December 1, 2014


Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott announced today that his office has received a grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation to enhance the services of the office’s Elderly Victims Crime Unit.  The grant, which totals $360,000 for a period of four years, provides a full-time investigator for the unit, as well as an investigator’s vehicle.  Jason VanAlstine, who has been an investigator with the State’s Attorney’s Office for four years, and who has been the investigator for the Elderly Victims Crime Unit on a part-time basis since its inception in January 2013, will serve as the new full-time investigator for the unit.  “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Mr. Buffett’s longstanding support of local law enforcement,” Scott said.  “We’ve had tremendous success thus far in prosecuting criminals who target the elderly, and in preventing many of our senior citizens from being victimized by scams.  This grant will allow the Elderly Victims Crime Unit and Investigator VanAlstine to provide an even higher level of service to our senior citizens.” 





                                                                                                Jay Scott

                                                                                                Macon County State’s Attorney