The Vulnerable Adult Justice Project: A Collaborative Approach to Elder Justice in Minnesota
By Iris Freeman
The Vulnerable Adult Justice Project (VAJP) is a unique, statewide advocacy collaborative which was founded in 2007 and administratively housed at William Mitchell College of Law. VAJP works to protect Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens from maltreatment (abuse, neglect,and financial exploitation). Participants in the VAJP include 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.