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Adult Protective Services

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Florida Relay 711 or
TTY: 1-800-955-8771


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.

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What is Adult Abuse?

"Abuse" means any willful act or threatened act by a relative, caregiver, or household member which causes or is likely to cause significant impairment to a vulnerable adult's physical, mental, or emotional health.

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Clients We Serve

We serve vulnerable adults, vulnerable adults in need of services, and adults with disabilities.

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Protecting Vulnerable Adults

If criteria are met, a protective investigation is initiated to confirm whether or not there is evidence that abuse, neglect, or exploitation occurred.

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Services for Persons with Disabilities

APS Program supports adults with disabilities (18 through 59 years of age) who need assistance to remain in their homes and/or in the community.

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Who Should Report Abuse?

Florida law requires the reporting of known or suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation or self-neglect of vulnerable adults (elderly or disabled)

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Policies and Florida Statutes

Florida Statute and department Operating Procedures.

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Quality Assurance

Assess compliance with current laws, policies, and procedures and case practice standards.

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Performance & Planning

The Adult Protective Services Office provides a monthly scorecard displaying program performance.

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Adult Protective Services Contacts

Program contact information

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APS reports, guides, and posters.

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National Resources

Useful national resources.

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