The Vulnerable Adult Justice Project

Founded in 2007 and administratively housed at William Mitchell College of Law, the Vulnerable Adult Justice Project (VAJP) is a unique, statewide advocacy collaborative. Shared dedication to improving systems and resources to protect vulnerable adults is one reason that Minnesota stands as a leader among states in vulnerable adult protection.
Acting through legislative, policy, and educational efforts, the VAJP exists to protect Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens from maltreatment, including abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Participants in the 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.


2014 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

On June 12, 2014, the Vulnerable Adult Justice Project will join the world in participating in the 9th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (visit this page to register). This full-day event will feature presentations addressing various topics related to elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. The event will be held at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Social workers, adult protection professionals, attorneys, law enforcement professionals, health care professionals, and concerned members of the community are encourage to attend this important event.


Contact Information:

If you have questions about the VAJP, media inquiries, or are interested in joining,
please contact Iris Freeman, Director, VAJP at 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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