Adult Protective Services (APS) is a social services program provided by state and local governments serving older adults and adults with disabilities who need assistance because of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation (adult maltreatment). In all states, APS is charged with receiving and responding to reports of adult maltreatment and working closely with clients and a wide variety of allied professionals to maximize client safety and independence. Most APS programs serve both older and younger vulnerable adults.
- State Grants to Enhance Adult Protective Services
- Voluntary Consensus Guidelines for State APS Systems
- National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS)
- National APS Resource Center
- Inventory and Assessment of Screening and Assessment Tools for Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
- Research Agenda for Adult Protective Service (APS)