The Minnesota Elder Justice Center

The Minnesota Elder Justice Center provides support, information and resources to older and vulnerable adults and their loved ones around issues of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

We mobilize communities to prevent and alleviate abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of elders and vulnerable adults at no cost to participants. 

We provide:

  • Direct service for victims and loved ones
  • Community education
  • Professional education and technical support to fields working with older or vulnerable adults
  • Public policy and systems change

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2023 Jane Ochrymowycz Award for Advocacy: Call for Nominations

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Minnesota World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference 2023

Interested in advancing the well-being of older and vulnerable adults? Join us for the 17th Annual Minnesota World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference on June 15.



Help is just a phone call away for elders or vulnerable adults and those who care about them. Minnesota Elder Justice Center advocates can provide support and empathetic listening, help you find resources or access to legal information, and assist you with planning next steps.


Educational Opportunities

We provide professional training and community education presentations throughout Minnesota on a wide variety of topics, and we’d be happy to tailor a presentation to suit your needs. Some educational opportunities are eligible for CLE or CEU credit.


Public Policy

Advocating at the Capitol and with public systems is an important way we work to reduce abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of older and vulnerable adults. We work in collaboration with many organizations including non-profits and government-related working groups.

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Addressing elder abuse

Learn about the work MN Elder Justice Center does for victims and their loved ones in this short video.