Adult Protective Services
- Patricia BrownellPatricia BrownellSocial Service, Fordham University
- and Joanne Marlatt OttoJoanne Marlatt OttoIndependent Scholar, Boulder, CO
Adult Protective Services (APS) are empowered by states and local communities to respond to reports and cases of vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect. While incorporating legal, medical, and mental health services, APS programs are part of the social services delivery system and incorporate principles and practices of the social work profession.