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  • Adult Protective Intervention/Investigation (1)
    PH-6500.0500-050

    Adult Protective Intervention/Investigation

    PH-6500.0500-050

    Social services programs provided by state and/or local governments that evaluate reports from friends, neighbors or others who are concerned about the welfare of an older adult or person with a disability who may be unable to act on their own behalf, manage their own affairs or are in immediate danger due to physical or emotional abuse, unsafe or hazardous living conditions, exploitation, neglect, self-neglect or abandonment. If the situation meets the criteria for intervention, an APS worker will initiate face-to-face contact with the individual, assess their situation for safety and need for assistance, and determine what services, if any, would be beneficial to maintain his/her well-being and independence. Services may include removal of the individual to safer surroundings, authorization for medical treatment and other available services that may be necessary to remove the conditions which have created a threat. Every state has its own distinct APS system and programs which vary in terms of populations served, services provided and scope of the program; and while APS workers help thousands of vulnerable adults every day, individuals always have the right to decline assistance.
  • Child Abuse Reporting/Emergency Response (2)
    PH-6500.1500-140

    Child Abuse Reporting/Emergency Response

    PH-6500.1500-140

    Programs that accept and respond to reports of child abuse or neglect. Services include assessment of the initial referral, assignment of an appropriate response time, consultation with the family to determine the nature of the problem and do initial case planning, and emergency placement services if the child is removed from the family by the police.
  • Crime Victim Accompaniment Services (1)
    FN-1900.0500

    Crime Victim Accompaniment Services

    FN-1900.0500

    Programs that provide support for battered women, sexual assault survivors and other victims of crimes by having a staff member go with them when they require a medical examination to gather evidence or need to visit a police station to file a complaint or appear in court to give evidence.
  • Programs for Offenders With Mental Disabilities (3)
    RP-6400.8000-580

    Programs for Offenders With Mental Disabilities

    RP-6400.8000-580

    Programs that provide inpatient and/or outpatient services for people who have been referred by the court for treatment of the mental or emotional disorder that was adjudged to have caused their illegal behavior.
  • Truancy Counseling (1)
    HL-2500.8600

    Truancy Counseling

    HL-2500.8600

    Programs that work with children and adolescents of compulsory school age who are habitually absent from class without permission to encourage them to improve their attendance and complete their education.