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Adult Protective Services (APS) Needs Assessment

The following documents are Letters of Information for a statewide elder justice needs assessment, conducted by USU on behalf of Adult Protective Services (APS). The goal of this needs assessment is to understand service gaps, assess knowledge of APS, and people's knowledge of reporting and legal requirements in the state of Utah. Click the button below to download forms in Spanish or English.

Adult Protective Services (APS) operates under the Department of Human Services (DHS) and Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS). APS seeks to understand community awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults. APS also seeks to identify the services available, gaps in services, and needed resources for this population.

Who is this for?

This survey is for general community members, older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers.

What do I have to do?

You can call or go online to take this survey. The online survey is computer and smartphone friendly and offered in multiple languages. The phone survey is offered in English and Spanish. The survey includes basic demographics, identifying service gaps and barriers, knowledge of APS, and legal supports.

How will this information be used?

Survey results will be used to create a plan for the DAAS to improve outcomes for victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation. The plan will also address the need of services and assist with building and improving resources. Results will also be used for research presentations and publications in partnership with the DAAS; IRB: #11200 Division of Aging and Adult Services - Community Elder Financial Justice Needs Assessment




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