APS is responsible for investigating abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities. Mission: to protect older adults and persons with disabilities from abuse, neglect and exploitation by investigating and providing or arranging for services as necessary to alleviate or prevent further maltreatment. Investigates reports of abuse, neglect, & exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities. Does in-home investigations & provides or arranges for services. Investigates allegations at facilities. Educates the public about prevention of elder abuse. Victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation may get short-term help with shelter, home repairs, food, transportation, managing money, medical care, home healthcare services, and mental health services. Child Protective Services responsibilities include: Investigates reports of abuse & neglect of children, provides services to children and families in their own homes, places children in foster care, provides services to help youth in foster care make the transition to adulthood, places children in adoptive homes. To report abuse online: www.txabusehotline.org.
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By telephone or online; to report abuse online: general public, www.txabusehotline.org; professionals can report online at https://reportabuse.ws, login: professional, password: report1
Sep 19 2016 2:51PM