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File #: 15-0353    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/11/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/7/2015 Final action: 4/7/2015
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign letters to the California Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees in support of an additional $5 million in State General Funds for the Adult Protective Services Program’s (APS) Fiscal Year 2015/16 budget to fund the creation of a statewide APS training program and to codify a staffing position established in the 2014/15 State Budget under the California Department of Social Services to provide leadership and support to county APS programs.
Attachments: 1. A - CWDA CCOA CEJA Letter 4-7-15, 2. B - APS Fact Sheet 4-7-15, 3. C - APS Letters of Support 4-7-15, 4. Executed letter to Holly Mitchell 4-7-15 item 9.pdf, 5. Executed letter to Tony Thurman 4-7-15 item 9.pdf
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Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign letters to the California Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees in support of an additional $5 million in State General Funds for the Adult Protective Services Program’s (APS) Fiscal Year 2015/16 budget to fund the creation of a statewide APS training program and to codify a staffing position established in the 2014/15 State Budget under the California Department of Social Services to provide leadership and support to county APS programs.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, (HHSA) recommends the Board of Supervisors approve its request fto authorize the Chair to sign support letters to the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees to express the County’s support of increasing Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 State funding to support a statewide Adult Protective Services Program (APS) training program at a total cost of $5 million in State General Funds. If approved by the State, this proposal will create a consistent statewide APS training program infrastructure to provide core training to APS. The proposal includes training to all new APS staff, supervisor training, and advance training driven by new policy and emerging trends, as well as support for a staffing position in the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to provide leadership and support to county APS programs. APS workers provide front-line response to seniors and dependent adults who are victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation. A trained and skilled workforce is essential to protecting this vulnerable population.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
The Adult Protective Services Program provides 24/7 response to reports of abuse and neglect of persons over the age of 65 and dependent adults. CDSS provides support to county APS agencies through its statewide training program. The current level of training is insuffic...

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