The mission of the Minnesota Elder Justice Center is to prevent and alleviate abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of older and vulnerable adults.
Minnesota Elder Justice Center is a trusted resource that improves lives, communities, and systems with and on behalf of older and vulnerable adults.
Diversity, Equity and & Inclusion (DEI): We model the fair treatment and full participation of all people, especially persons who have historically been underrepresented or subject to discrimination on the basis of identity or ability.
Excellence: We are committed, knowledgeable, curious, and creative in all our work.
Innovation: We are a learning organization that is willing to question the status quo, create novel solutions and strategies, and take risks to achieve our mission.
Integrity: We practice intellectual rigor and ethical behavior, transparency, and accountability to our many diverse stakeholders while staying true to our mission and equity framework.
Justice: We seek justice with and for older adults and vulnerable adults who have experienced abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.
Openhearted Collaboration: We are committed to being inclusive in creating and participating in partnerships that improve the lives of Minnesota’s older and vulnerable adults.
Responsive Service: We minimize barriers to service and focus on the well-being of older and vulnerable adults. We are respectful, relevant, and responsive.
Physical abuse. Emotional abuse. Financial exploitation. Neglect. Sexual Assault. Elder abuse occurs in many forms, and often victims experience more than one type of abuse. 1 in 10 older adults is a victim of elder abuse; studies show that in older adults who have a cognitive impairment or dementia, 1 in 5 are victims of elder abuse.
Our Work - Fulfilling our Mission
The Minnesota Elder Justice Center provides support, information and resources to older adults and vulnerable adults, and their loved ones, around issues of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation, issues that are tragically common and under-reported. Every day we take calls from older adults and family members, helping them problem solve the victimization they are experiencing.
We also mobilize communities to prevent and alleviate abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of elders and vulnerable adults. We do this by:
All of our services are free of charge.
As an organization with a rich history of collaboration and accomplishments in addressing abuse of older and vulnerable adults, we rely on your support to fulfill our mission.