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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DHR awarded $750,000 grant to improve child care services
MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) has been awarded a grant by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to help expand high-quality early learning opportunities for young infants and toddlers by providing core operating support for the Early Head Start Child-Care Partnership (EHS-CCP).
Coffee County DHR social worker receives Alabama Spirit of Adult Protective Services Award
Ms. Suezette Hatten, a social worker with Coffee County Department of Human Resources (DHR) who investigates and arranges services for adults at risk of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation is the recipient of the 2016 Alabama Spirit of Adult Protective Services (APS) Award.
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