The project focuses primarily on issues affecting the most vulnerable older adults including long term care; guardianship; public benefits; and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It also works closely with disability advocates to address issues of shared concern.

Funding for MEJI's projects is generously provided by the Aging and Adult Services Agency, the Medical Services Administration, and the Crime Victims Services Commission of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Additional funding is provided by the Michigan State Bar Foundation, Region 2 Area Agency on Aging, Tri-County Office on Aging (Region 6), and the Skadden Fellowship Foundation.