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Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services (APS) receives and investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults 60 years of age or older and incapacitated adults age 18 or older. If protective services are needed and accepted by the individual, local APS workers may arrange for a wide variety of health, housing, social and legal services to stop the mistreatment or prevent further mistreatment. Services offered may include home-based care, transportation, adult day services, adult foster care, nutrition services and legal intervention in order to protect the adult. Services may also be arranged for individuals in emergency situations who lack the capacity to consent to services.

For additional information about Adult Services, please click on this link, which will take you to the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Please note: you will be leaving the Virginia Department of Social Services Website.

Required Training/Courses

*The course should be accessed via Google Chrome*

Resources & Guidance

Do you work or engage with older or incapacitated adults? Click here for posters which highlight signs of adult maltreatment and provide information on how to report allegations to APS.

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(800) 828-1120, or 711