Highlighted Network – Alabama’s Center for Elder Justice & Advocacy

Multidisciplinary Team Technical Assistance

The Elder Justice Initiative presents a new Highlighted Networks series spotlighting elder abuse teams that demonstrate promising practices, unique models, or offer novel ideas to the field.

Elder Justice Center of Alabama

The Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A), one of 13 local AAAs in Alabama has mobilized community partners to create the new Elder Justice Center of Alabama initiative. The new center will serve as Alabama’s Elder Justice Resource Center, provide direct support and assistance to older adults and their caregivers across the greater Birmingham region, provide extensive training to professionals and members of our local communities, and eventually house an Adult & Caregiver Respite Program, and a Temporary Elder Emergency Shelter. Adult mistreatment is a serious health and safety issue that must be addressed, and the new center is the strongest line of defense to combat this problem.

M4A will open its doors to the public in the Spring of 2022, make available the Adult & Caregiver Respite Program in the Summer, and then work to make available the emergency shelter in early 2023.

View our Highlighted Networks page to learn more.

Networks interested in being considered for the Highlighted Networks series, may email Talitha.J.Guinn-Shaver@usdoj.gov.

Elder Justice Center of Alabama


Watch the Elder Justice Center promotional video here.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Elder Justice Initiative is to support and to help coordinate the Department’s enforcement and programmatic efforts to
combat elder abuse, neglect and financial fraud and scams that target our nation’s seniors.