For Immediate Release
Andrew Capehart, Assistant Director

NAPSA Launches New Website Raising Awareness about Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable Adults


Springfield, IL - The National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) today is officially launching a brand-new website aimed at raising public awareness about the growing problem of abuse and neglect of America's seniors and adults with disabilities.


NAPSA's primary mission is to support Adult Protective Service (APS) professionals nationwide with the training and resources necessary to combat the abuse and exploitation of these vulnerable citizens. Central to this effort is a focus on maintaining the dignity, safety and independence of those willfully victimized by others.


NAPSA is host to the National APS Resource Center, which is funded via a federal grant from the Administration on Aging. The APS Resource Center's activities focus on evidence-based research and education, developing online training seminars, and providing technical assistance to federal, state and local agencies.


NAPSA is also active in public policy advocacy across the nation to advance awareness of the prevalence and deleterious effects that abuse and neglect impose on vulnerable adults and our communities at-large. 

About Adult Protective Services


Adult Protective Services (APS) is a social services program provided by state and local governments nationwide serving seniors and adults with disabilities who are in need of assistance because they are victims of abuse, neglect, exploitation or self-neglect. APS workers frequently serve as first responders in these cases, working closely with a wide variety of allied professionals, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, firefighters and law enforcement officers.




The National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) is a national non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization with members in all fifty states.  Formed in 1989, the goal of NAPSA is to provide Adult Protective Services (APS) programs a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult mistreatment.




To learn more about NAPSA, please contact:


Andrew Capehart, Assistant Director

920 S. Spring Street

Springfield, IL 62704

Office: 202-333-5622





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