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Adult Protective Services Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Kez Wold Regional Director, Region 7 Nancy Allen Resource and External Relations Specialist . APS Statutory Authority.

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adult protective services texas department of family and protective services

Adult Protective ServicesTexas Department of Family and Protective Services

Kez Wold

Regional Director, Region 7

Nancy Allen

Resource and External Relations Specialist

aps statutory authority
APS Statutory Authority

Chapter 48 of the Texas Human Resources Code authorizes APS to investigate reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of:

  • elderly persons (age 65 and older);
  • adults with disabilities; and
  • persons receiving mental health and/or mental retardation services in a state school, state hospital, community center, state center, or Home and Community-based Services (HCS).
special task unit stu
Special Task Unit (STU)
  • Senate Bill 6 of the 79th Legislature, Regular Session, authorized APS and Texas counties with a population of 250,000 or more to develop a Special Task Unit to improve the response to elderly and disabled adults who are victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
special task unit members
Special Task Unit Members
  • The STU is a selected group of professionals from a variety of disciplines
    • Mental Health Professional
    • Legal
    • Law Enforcement
    • Financial
    • Medical
    • Domestic Violence
    • Clergy
thank you

Thank you.

nancy.allen@dfps.state.tx.us