Mandated Reporting of Abuse of Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities


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This brief focuses on mandated reporting of abuse of older adults and adults with disabilities to Adult Protective Services (APS). While most APS programs consider mandated reporting an essential tool for addressing harm to older adults and adults with disabilities, this brief will explore the strengths of mandated reporting as well as the criticisms and questions raised by other professionals.