The Michigan Elder Justice Coordinating Council

In the period from 2007 to 2014 two Governors, a Governor’s Task Force, and a diverse group of professionals and seniors recognized the need to create an entity that would serve as a voice for elder abuse victims in Michigan. In 2015 and 2016 a group of seniors, professionals, and state officials worked to develop the Michigan Elder Justice Coordinating Council (MEJCC) to meet this need.

On October 1, 2016 the MEJCC became an entity located at Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. MEJCC’s role focuses on domains such as elder abuse research, education, training, advocacy, and communication. The MEJCC works with community partners from across Michigan to complete its mission of serving as a voice for elder abuse victims.

THE DOMAINS

Advocacy and Legislation
Serving as a state level voice for speaking on behalf of elder abuse victims and network partners.
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Communication and Coordination
Creating tools and platforms for increased communications between partners.
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Education, Training, and Outreach
Combining training, public and professional education, and widespread outreach efforts to offer the greatest impact possible.
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Research
Bridging the gap between direct services and academic research.
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Resources
Serving as a central location of information compiled to meet partner informational and resource needs.
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THE FACTS ABOUT ELDER ABUSE

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OLDER MICHIGANIANS ARE VICTIMS OF ABUSE ANNUALLY
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DOLLARS ARE LOST TO FINANCIAL ABUSE ANNUALLY
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PERCENT OF ELDER ABUSE CASES ARE REPORTED TO AUTHORITIES
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PERCENT OF ABUSE IS PERPETRATED BY FAMILY MEMBERS

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