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

Both needs assessments were approved by DHS and USU IRBs. One needs assessment focused on providers and professionals working with vulnerable adults and the other focused on the opinions of general community members. Both reports have been delivered to APS and are listed below. 

Enhanced-Multidisciplinary Teams Needs Assessment

Utah Statewide Elder Justice Community Needs Assessment



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