Elder Justice Initiative (EJI)

Elder Justice Initiative (EJI)

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Needs Assessment Results
MDT Needs Assessment Survey: Identified Needs and Proposed Solutions

Elder abuse is a complex issue that intersects with many disciplines.

Elder abuse can happen to anyone.  It affects people of every ethnic background, gender, and financial status. 

Abused seniors are 3 times more likely to die than non-abused seniors. Cognitive decline is a risk factor for elder abuse, including financial exploitation. Approximately 1 in 10 seniors is abused each year. Abused seniors are more likely to be placed in nursing homes than non-abused older adults. Elder abuse is dramatically underreported. Only 1 in every 23 cases is reported to Adult Protective Services.


You are a front line defender against elder abuse. 

Everyone has a role in preventing and combatting elder abuse. We have tools and guidance that can help you effectively take action.



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Law Enforcement

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Victim Specialists


Multidisciplinary Teams




Older Americans, Families, and Caregivers



Visit our Outreach page to see how we can support your elder justice work.

Take impactful elder abuse messaging to your community with our ready-to-use, research rich elder abuse presentations and pamphlets

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Community Presentations


Elder Abuse Pamphlets

Take your elder justice work to the next level with targeted professional training