MEJI seeks to empower, educate, and protect low income older adults and people with disabilities through administrative and policy advocacy, educational efforts, and collaboration with multi-disciplinary partners on the local, state, and national level. As a project of Michigan Statewide Advocacy Services, MEJI provides support to civil legal aid programs and other advocates to assist them in providing effective representation to and advocacy for low income older adults and people with disabilities.
MEJI is one of several statewide advocacy programs created by the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), formerly Legal Services of South Central Michigan. MAP’s direct service components are Legal Services of South Central Michigan and Farmworker Legal Services. MAP provides administrative services to several statewide programs, including MEJI. These statewide programs are all housed at MSAS.