Advocacy and Legislation

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The MEJCC serves as a state-level voice for speaking on behalf of elder abuse victims and network partners through the promotion of advocacy activities and legislative initiatives. A key component includes effectively combining network partners’ knowledge and resources to impact policy, be it legislative or regulatory, in order to assist elder abuse victims.
Core Functions

  • Develop strategies to inform policymakers, government officials, legislators on issues impacting elder abuse victims.
  • Provide direct and indirect testimony before public hearings.
  • Promote and seek resources to fund diverse services for elder abuse victims.
  • Assist network partners in identifying and supporting advocacy activities.