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HHS Administration for Community Living websites devoted to supporting Elder Justice


Committed to justice, preventing abuse, promoting rights and protection for older adults.


Elder Justice provides grants that support a wide range of efforts across the country.


Many components make up the work of Elder Justice. Learn more about our areas of focus.

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Our Mission

No matter how old we are, justice requires that all people are equal and full members of our communities, and the safety and dignity of all its members are preserved, including older adults and people with disabilities. Unfortunately, we do not always live up to this ideal.

Committed to developing systems and programs that encourage justice, prevent abuse, and provide

protection and support to those in need, the Administration of Community Living (ACL) seeks to change how our society thinks of older people and those with disabilities and what we can do to enable their participation.

Just like a stable building requires a strong set of support beams, we need a solid social structure so that older people and those with disabilities can live their lives to the fullest, participate in our communities, and live free from abuse and neglect.

Strong, stable communities with structures to support people of all ages and abilities not only ensure justice and dignity for older people and adults with disabilities, but also secure the wellbeing and quality of life for us all.