Students will learn to identify and investigate Financial Abuse, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Neglect. Andrea Higgens is an Inspector for the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Andrea has helped plan and implement an extremely effective countywide multidisciplinary elder protection initiative. Andrea has been investigating and assisting in the prosecution of elder abuse cases since 2011. Andrea’s passion for protecting elders has led her to train law enforcement officers, detectives, firefighters, dispatchers, and deputy coroners in recognizing and responding effectively to elder abuse.