A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.
— Mahatma Gandhi

CEDAR promotes human rights through

education, policy, and research.


Coalition for Elder & Disability Rights (CEDAR)  formed in response to human rights violations and crimes against our most vulnerable citizens. 

 Each of our founding members was personally touched by abuse of a loved one.  Each of us found law enforcement to be apathetic and government agencies impotent in the face of abuse.

 Having lived the nightmare of a loved one abused with impunity, we share a passion for reform.  Each of us brings specialized expertise to our roles of education, policy analysis, and research.