MEJI Director Alison Hirschel has joined the national Elder Justice Roadmap Steering Committee (EJRSC). The EJRSC is facilitated by the National Center on Elder Abuse to further the goals and initiatives identified in the Elder Justice Roadmap process. This effort, funded by the U.S.
The Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime, in collaboration with the Access to Justice Initiative and the Elder Justice Initiative, recently released three modules of a free online training on elder abuse for legal services providers. These modules cover an introduction to elder abuse, ethical and practical issues, and domestic violence and sexual assault in later life.
MEJI is pleased that our work identifying issues of concern in the state's Level of Care Determination (LOCD) process has encouraged the state to engage a wide array of stakeholders to begin a detailed review and likely reform of LOCD policy.