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.
Adult Foster Care Online Inquiry Form
Alabama child care rating system to be available statewide
The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) is about to begin statewide implementation of the Alabama Quality STARS Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for child care. Alabama Quality STARS is a five star building block system that rates child care center quality above the state minimum licensing requirements.
Supplemental food assistance program for Alabama’s elderly receives national recognition
The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR), Alabama Elderly Simplification Project (AESAP), has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award recognition by two national social service associations “For their innovative leadership and voice of change in the human services field.”
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Rehab Intervention Service Enrichment (RISE) Program RFP
Child Care Quality Enhancement Services RFP Announcement
The State of Alabama Department of Human Resources will release a request for proposals for the Jefferson County Short Term and Respite (STAR) program on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
The State of Alabama Department of Human Resources will release a request for proposals for Shelby County wraparound services on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
Adult Day Care Service - North Alabama RFP Announcement
Interpreter/translation services and sign language services RFP Announcement
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