Students from the Elder Justice & Policy program at the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota have developed a mobile app designed to help provide support to the first responders and law enforcement to identify and address potential abuse. The app contains tools on how to recognize signs of abuse, approaches and strategies to interviewing victims of elder abuse and information on the laws that protect vulnerable adults. As elder abuse lawyers it is exciting to see law students taking the initiative to further the resources in the fight against elder abuse.
Students Research How Technology Can Help the ElderlyThe students created the app after getting involved in the school’s keystone program that places students with different organizations that work towards fighting elder abuse. They then research the use of technology related to elder law. One of the goals of the program is to have the students learn about the different ways technology, websites and e-newsletters, can be used and maintained to advocate for the elderly and vulnerable adults.
Desiree Toldt was placed with the Anoka County Attorney’s Office where she became involved with the MN S.A.F.E. Elders initiative and began working on the app. Along with attorneys at the office and fellow student Christopher Ziolkowski, who wrote the coding for the app and created the structure for continuous updates, they continued to work on the project. The S.A.F.E. MN app is available to the public for free download on June 14th.
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