Melissa Ross, a graduate student in the Human Services program at UIS, has been named 2007 Elder Abuse Caseworker of the Year. Employed with Senior Services of Central Illinois for nearly two years, Ross responds to intakes of alleged abuse cases and investigates the allegations.
She said, "While I'm happy to receive this award, I am only doing my job. I really care about this issue and hope to be a great advocate for seniors in central Illinois." In conjunction with her award, Ross will attend a national conference on adult protective services this fall. Read more>>