Page has devoted her career to pursuing cases against those who neglect, abuse or exploit elders and vulnerable adults. In 2001, she was appointed by King County Prosecuting Attorney Norm Maleng as that office’s first elder abuse prosecutor. For her first five years in that role, Page focused exclusively on the prosecution of adult neglect cases that took place in long-term care facilities and private residences. She then expanded her work to include other forms of abuse. In the seventeen years she worked in that position, Page prosecuted countless cases of elder and vulnerable adult sexual assault, physical abuse, financial exploitation, and homicide.
Over the years, Page has become an expert in the elder justice field. She co-authored and teaches the national prosecutor’s course on elder abuse, sponsored by the Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice. She has testified on elder abuse before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and has twice spoken on the topic at White House events on elder justice. She conducts trainings and speaking engagements on identifying and responding to elder abuse, neglect and exploitation across the country and internationally.
Page grew up on a farm in southwestern Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors from Amherst College and earned her law degree at Northeastern University School of Law. Upon graduation she worked for four years as a public defender, followed by 21 years at the King County Prosecutor’s Office.
- Washington State Bar Association
- Northeastern University School of Law, 1993
- Amherst College, magna cum laude, 1986
- Co-Founder and Current Member, King County Elder Abuse Council
- Co-Founder, King County Elder Abuse Fatality Review Team
- Founder, King County Criminal Mistreatment Review Panel
- Current Member, Washington State Association for Justice
- Former Member, William L. Dwyer Inn of Court
- Current Member, National Crime Victim Bar Association
- Current Member, The American Association for Justice
- Author, “The Evolution of a Neglect Panel in King County, Washington.” Journal of Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2004.
- Co-Author, “Vulnerable Adult Abuse: What You Need to Know.” Washington State Bar Association Bar News, January, 2010.
- Author, “Confusion on the Front Lines: The Response of Law Enforcement and Prosecutors to Cases of Elder Abuse.” White Paper for the Elder Justice Coordinating Council, 2012.
- Co-Author, “Collaboration is Essential: King County’s Response to a Case of Elder Abuse and Exploitation.” Generations – Journal of the American Society on Aging, Fall, 2012.
- Author, “The Case for Specialized Elder Abuse Prosecutors.” Experience Magazine (American Bar Association), Vol. 24, No. 1, 2014.
- Co-Author, “Financial Exploitation—The Legal Perspective.” Chapter in Factora, Ronan M. (Ed.), Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources. New York, NY: Springer.
- Author, “Prosecuting Elder Abuse: A First-Hand Account.” Court Review: A Journal of the American Judges Association, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2017.