The Division of Children and Family Services works hard to improve the lives of children, teens, and their families. The Division strives to be family focused and strength based. Services include prevention, child and adult protective services, foster care and independent living, adoption, domestic violence, safety and treatment services, and. Development of Adult Protective Services. According to the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), over the past several decades, APS agencies have developed from the ground up. They first emerged at the state and local levels and only recently received greater support from the federal government.
Adult Protective Services responsibilities include: Investigating reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities. Conducting investigations and providing services when those adults live in the community. Educating the public about prevention of elder abuse. Adult Protective Services (APS) Is committed to helping seniors (65 and older) and dependent adults (ages 18-64) live in a safe environment free from abuse and exploitation. APS investigates, intervenes and provides services to those who are unable to protect their own interests or to care for themselves.
Case workers from the Adult Protective Services Provider Agencies conduct investigations and work with adults age 60 or older and adults age 18-59 with disabilities in resolving the abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation situation. All Adult Protective Services caseworkers are . Adult Protective Services. Adult Protective Services investigators protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation by coordinating with mental health, public health, law enforcement, the probate courts, the aging network, community groups and the general public.
Adult Protective Services REPORT ADULT ABUSE - IT’S A CRIME! Call: 1-800-962-2873 | Online at: ReportAbuse.dcf.state.fl.us MISSION: We are dedicated to protecting vulnerable adults from further abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self-neglect and enabling adults with disabilities to remain in the community.. Florida law requires the reporting of known or suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation. Adult Protective Services (APS) offers protective services to elderly and dependent adults who are at risk for abuse, neglect, or exploitation by themselves or others. We investigate reports of alleged elder or dependent adult abuse and can help you obtain additional supportive services.