Florida Relay 711 or
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.
"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.
We serve vulnerable adults, vulnerable adults in need of services, and adults with disabilities.
If criteria are met, a protective investigation is initiated to confirm whether or not there is evidence that abuse, neglect, or exploitation occurred.
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.
Florida law requires the reporting of known or suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation or self-neglect of vulnerable adults (elderly or disabled)
Florida Statute and department Operating Procedures.
Assess compliance with current laws, policies, and procedures and case practice standards.
The Adult Protective Services Office provides a monthly scorecard displaying program performance.
Program contact information
APS reports, guides, and posters.
Useful national resources.
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