Adult Protective Services
Adult protective services (APS) agencies are responsible for investigating reports of adult maltreatment. Research suggests more than four million adults over age 60 have experienced:
- Emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse;
- Financial exploitation;
- Neglect by a caregiver or family member; and/or
As the US population ages and more states mandate reporting by social workers and medical service providers, the number of adult maltreatment cases will continue to grow.
Through its Structured Decision Making® assessment tools, NCCD supports caseworkers in identifying adults at the highest risk of future maltreatment or self-neglect and targeting resources toward those adults who need them most.