Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services (APS) responds to the
need of Union County's vulnerable adults — i.e., those over 18 who
are abused, neglected, or exploited, and who, because of physical or mental
disability, are unable to act on their own to address these conditions.
An APS program manager and clinical caseworkers screen referrals for appropriateness
via telephone. They then conduct an in-home assessment within three working
days to evaluate allegations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation and determine
levels of functioning and risk. They provide case management as appropriate
to decrease risk of further abuse, neglect, or exploitation. This program
is partially funded through a grant from the Union County Department of
Human Services' Division on Aging.