Adult Protective Services Training Program Budget Memo
The California State Association of Public Administrators/Guardians/Conservators (CAPAPGPC), California Commission on Aging, California Elder Justice Coalition, and County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA) request support for $5.75 General Fund (GF) over three years to continue support of a training program and infrastructure to enable counties to meet local needs to protect and serve this vulnerable elderly and dependent adult population.
In 2016, the Legislature and Governor approved $3 million in one-time funding to begin work on the implementation of the necessary training infrastructure for APS social workers to protect and serve older adult victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation. This investment was leveraged with another $3 million in federal funds, for a $6 million total investment.
This funding will expire at the end of this fiscal year and leave California unprepared to meet the growing demand for services among California’s burgeoning older adult population.