KITV4 News is kicking off a campaign called "Protecting Our Kupuna." We're partnering with police and prosecutors to bring you the information you need to know to stop the abuse before it happens.
Recently, the Elder Abuse Justice Unit doubled the size of its staff and is aggressively investigating and prosecuting crimes against the elderly.
Honolulu City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro says financial abuse against the elderly is increasing.
"We give them signs to look for and if they can recognize the potential abuse, they'll freeze the accounts and report it right away and we can take action right away before the elder would lose money," said Kaneshiro.
Every few weeks on KITV4 News on Fridays, we will bring you the latest stories on "Protecting Our Kupuna."