2016-17: Increase Funding for Adult Protective Services (APS) Training
The final 2016-17 budget agreement included $3 million General Fund on a one-time basis to provide training to county Adult Protective Services workers. This is a significant and much-needed increase to the $88,000 GF currently provided for APS training.
Training of APS workers has been a long-time priority of CWDA. Training for APS workers and their partner agencies is woefully underfunded although the need continues to be acute. Previously, just $154,000 state General Funds are allocated by the California Department of Social Services for statewide APS training, an amount that has remained static for 10 years. Statewide, case numbers are rising, with financial abuse alone rising 41% between 2009 and 2013.
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