National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
Note: The National Indigenous Elder Justice
Initiative has been awarded to the International
Association for Indigenous Aging by the Administration
for Community Living (ACL). As we go through the
transition, the information and resources on this website
will be transferred through ACL.
National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI)
began in 2011 to address the lack of culturally
appropriate information and community education materials
on elder abuse in Indian Country. NIEJI's focus addressed
the different types of Elder abuse and provided technical
assistance for the development of model tribal codes on
elder abuse. NIEJI also worked on the implementation of
programs to address Elder abuse and prevention.