Contacts Freeman
For general inquiries about the Vulnerable Adult Justice Project (VAJP).
Director, Vulnerable Adult Justice Project
Iris C. Freeman, MSW, is Associate Director of the Center for Elder Justice and Policy at the William Mitchell College of Law. As an Adjunct Professor of Law, she co-teaches the Elder Justice and Policy Keystone class, supervises students’ policy research, and represents the Center as Coordinator of the Vulnerable Adult Justice Project. Her current and recent research focuses on effective interventions in financial exploitation. She taught Community Practice, Advanced Community Organizing and Advocacy courses at the University of Minnesota Graduate School of Social Work from 2003-2008. In 2002, she was honored by the school as its Alumna of the Year and in 2010 as a Distinguished Alumna of the University’s College of Education and Human Development. In 2011, she was selected by The Consumer Voice (formerly the National Citizen’s Coalition for Nursing Home Reform) to receive the Elma Holder Founder’s Award for leadership in long-term care. Ms. Freeman directed the Advocacy Center for Long-Term Care (now the Tubman ElderCare Rights Center) for over 20 years and was Director of Public Policy at the Alzheimer’s Association, Minnesota-Dakotas Chapter from 2000-2003. She has brought long-term care consumer perspectives to state and local working groups and lawmakers since the 1970’s as staff in these organizations and, later, as a public policy advisor to seniors’ and labor organizations. She publishes widely in professional journals and serves on local and national boards and advisory committees. Kirchen
For inquiries about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Jane Ochrymowycz Award.
MN Department of Human Services (DHS) Adult Protection Program Administrator
Ms. Kirchen is a graduate of Mankato State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. She is licensed by the MN Board of Social Work as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW). She has worked in facilities serving persons with mental illness, developmental disabilities and the elderly. She has 16 years of experience working with Vulnerable Adults, employed with Rice County Social Services for 7 years as an Adult Protection Social Worker prior to coming to DHS in November of 2006
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