The Role of APS in Elder Abuse Cases: Leveraging Strengths Across Disciplines

Source: National Center on Law & Elder Rights

Published: 2020


Adult Protective Services (APS) and civil legal aid serve important roles in addressing elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. APS has an investigative role on interventions, and the work of civil legal aid can benefit from knowing what APS can do, and what they need help to do. APS has access to unique tools and resources that can enhance collaborative responses to elder abuse. Working together, legal assistance and APS can strengthen community responses to help those who want and need assistance. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, presenters will also discuss temporary changes to APS approaches to investigations and interventions. Advocates may be seeing an increased need for services related to elder abuse and neglect during this time of social distancing and isolation, and collaborations across disciplines will be important to effectively serve the older adult population.

Slides | Summary


• Andrew Capehart, Senior Business Analyst/Subject Matter Expert, APS TARC

• David Godfrey, JD, ABA Commission on Law and Aging

• Leslie McGee, Senior Research Associate/Subject Matter Expert, APS TARC


Link: The Role of APS in Elder Abuse Cases: Leveraging Strengths Across Disciplines

Topics: Legal, Mandatory Reporting, Screening/Assessment

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Legal/Law Enforcement, Multidisciplinary, Social Services

Level: Advanced, Basic