$2.2 Million In Grants Awarded For Adult Protective Services

ACL_HeaderLogoACL’s Administration on Aging is pleased to announce grants totaling $2.2 million to assist 13 state Adult Protective Services (APS) systems in addressing the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults and people with disabilities.

Arizona, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, and Tennessee will use the two-year grants to enhance statewide APS systems, improve practices and data collection, and interface with ACL’s National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS).

ACL awarded the first-ever federal grants for state APS system in September 2015. ACL is also currently developing voluntary APS guidelines based on best-practices in the field, and accepting comments on NAMRS—which will be the first reporting system to collect national data on adult maltreatment and APS.

State APS systems investigate reports of abuse and exploitation of older adults and people with disabilities. They provide support and case-management, and connect people facing abuse to a variety of protective, emergency, and support services.

Learn how each of the 13 states will be using their grant.

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