Adult Protective Services
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Functions of Adult Protective Services
Through its 67 County Offices, Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly and disabled, 18 years of age or older who are unable to protect their own interests. The Department prevents and remedies abuse, neglect and exploitation through direct delivery and arrangement of services.
The Adult Protective Services Division provides consultation and policy interpretation to County Offices.
Staff of the Adult Protective Services Division are responsible for developing policy, developing and reviewing legislation impacting adult and disabled individuals, and developing and coordinating training for Adult Protective Services staff.
The Adult Protective Services Division also develops proposed budgets for the Adult Services program, allocates certain services to County Departments and coordinates program development with other Divisions and agencies to meet the needs of elderly and disabled individuals.
The Adult Protective Services Division staffs the Adult Abuse Hotline (1-800-458-7214). It is staffed during regular workdays and hours, but is accessible twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
APS staff develops funding and service delivery programs.
The Adult Foster Care Recruitment Hotline (1-866-425-5437) is also staffed during regular workdays and hours. This number is accessible seven (7) days a week.
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Governor Bentley Announces New Online Training for Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect
MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday announced a statewide effort to ensure all mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect receive the necessary training to better protect Alabama’s children. The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) now has an online training course for persons mandated to report child abuse or neglect on its website. The online training is designed to instruct mandated reporters on important elements of the reporting process.
Walker County DHR social worker receives Alabama Spirit of Adult Protective Services Award
Mr. Mathew R. “Matt” Mitchell, a social worker who investigates and arranges services for adults at risk of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation for the Walker County Department of Human Resources (DHR), is the recipient of the 2014 Alabama Adult Protective Services Spirit Award. He received the award at a ceremony earlier this month at a ceremony in Birmingham.
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