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  • Summary of the State Elder Abuse Questionnaire

    In September 2000, a research team at the University of Iowa was awarded a grant to investigate domestic elder abuse at the national level. This two-year award was made possible by funds from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The overall purpose of this project was to evaluate the impact of state Adult Protective Service (APS) legislation on the implementation of the investigative system for elder abuse. One of the specific aims was to differentiate investigative structure and investigator characteristics at the reporting district level for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The following reports are individualized for each state that responded to the survey.

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    Alabama

    Department of Human Resources Office of Adult Services.

    Alaska

    Department of Administration, Adult Protective Services.

    Arizona

    Dept. of Economic Security Aging & Adult Administration.

    Arkansas

    Department of Administration, Adult Protective Service.

    California

    Department of Social Services, Adult Protective Services.

    Colorado

    Department of Human Services, Adult Protective Services.

    Connecticut

    Department of Social Services.

    Delaware

    Dept. of Health and Social Services, Adult Protective Services.

    Florida

    Department of Children & Families, Adult Protective Services.

    Georgia

    Department of Human Resource Office of Adult Services.

    Hawaii

    Department of Human Services.

    Idaho

    Idaho Commission on Aging.

    Illinois

    Illinois Department on Aging.

    Indiana

    Family and Social Services Administration.

    Iowa

    Iowa Department of Human Services, Adult Protective Services.

    Kansas

    Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.

    Kentucky

    Department for Social Services.

    Louisiana

    Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs.

    Maine

    Bureau of Elder And Adult Services.

    Maryland

    Department of Human Services.

    Massachusetts

    Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

    Minnesota

    Dept. of Human Services Aging and Adult Services Division.

    Mississippi

    Department of Human Services.

    Montana

    Department of Public Health and Human Services, Adult Protective Services.

    Nebraska

    Department of Health and Human Service System.

    Nevada

    Division for Aging Services.

    New Hampshire

    Department of Health and Human Services, Adult Protection Program.

    New Jersey

    Department of Health and Senior Services.

    New Mexico

    Children, Youth and Families Department. 

    New York

     Office of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Adult Services. 

    North Carolina

    Department of Health and Human Services.

    Ohio

    Department of Human Services.

    Oklahoma

    Department of Human Services, Adult Protective Services.

    Oregon

    Senior & Disabled Services Division.

    Pennsylvania

    Department of Aging. 

    Rhode Island

    Department of Elderly Affairs.

    Texas

    Department of Protection and Regulatory Services.

    Utah

    Division of Aging and Adult Services.

    Vermont

    Vermont Adult Protective Services.

    Virginia

    Department of Social Services.

    Washington

    Department of Social and Health Services. 

    Washington DC

    Department of Human Services. 

    West Virginia

    Department of Health and Human Services.

    Wisconsin

    Department of Health and Family Services.

    Wyoming

    Department of Family Services.

     

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