ABOUT US > Center Partners and Collaborative Work

Center Partners is comprised of individuals interested in and working on older and vulnerable adult issues. Through public forums, working groups, and other opportunites facilitated and coordinated by the Minnesota Elder Justice Center, Center Partners' events are designed 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 in research; and
  • Conduct and cooperate in professional education and public awareness efforts.

Center Partners' events include attendance by elder law attorneys, county attorneys, adult protection staff, domestic and sexual violence programs, medical and educational institutions, state agencies, criminal justice advocates, other non-profit associations and more.

For more information about Center Partners' events, please email us.

Working Groups

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 to two years.

Annual Forums

In 2020, Minnesota Elder Justice center will host several Center Partner's forums looking at a range of topics including self-neglect, capacity and incapacity, services in the adult protection system, the affect of ageism on elder abuse, and more.