Participants of the Center Partners are far-reaching, vary in their disciplines and represent over 50 organizations – elder law attorneys, county attorneys, adult protection, domestic and sexual violence programs, medical and educational institutions, State agencies, criminal justice advocates, other non-profit associations and more. Through monthly meetings and working groups the Center Partners group provides a regular forum for front line, supervisory, and policy specialists to:
- Identify service gaps in the protection of vulnerable and/or older adults;
- Identify gaps and flaws in the underlying public policies;
- Educate public officials about current and emerging issues through presentations/publications;
- Invite public officials to present data, updates on current policy, and proposals for policy change;
- Identify issues where additional research is necessary and engage law students in research; and
- Conduct and cooperate in professional education and public awareness efforts.
For more information about the Center Partners group, please email us.
The monthly meetings are typically held on the second Friday of every month from 2pm-4pm at Mitchell Hamline College of Law. The meetings are open to those working or interested in the field. The meetings have a structured format and the agenda is sent out to regular participants prior to the meeting.
In June, in lieu of the monthly meeting, the Center hosts the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a full-day event.
Minnesota Elder Justice Center
875 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Located in William Mitchell College of Law. Room can change monthly.
Parking is available in the main parking lot, additional parking is available at Summit Avenue and N. Grotto Street.
One key element to fulfilling the mission of the Center is the work done by the Center Partner working groups. The groups are established based on need and generally exist for one-two years. An annual call to join a group is put out in the summer.