What is VAJP?

The Vulnerable Adult Justice Project…

Founded in 2009 and adminstrativley housed at the Center for Elder Justice and Policy at the William Mitchell College of Law, The VAJP is a unique advocacy collaborative. With its dedication to improving laws and resources to protect vulnerable adults, VAJP is one reason that Minnesota stands as a leader among states in vulnerable adult protection.

From legislative, policy, and educational efforts, the VAJP exists protect Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens from various forms of maltreatment, including abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.  The group provides a forum for experts who work with and for vulnerable adults to weigh, debate, and ultimately advocate for policies and safeguards that better protect vulnerable Minnesotans.  Members of VAJP include professionals from adult protection agencies, public advocacy organizations, elder and disability organizations, health care providers, law enforcement, city and county attorneys, private attorneys, and other government organizations.

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Contact Information:

If you have questions about the VAJP, media inquiries, or are interested in joining, please contact Iris Freeman at iris.freeman@wmitchell.edu or at the Center for Elder Justice and Policy, William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105-3076.

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