APS

Adult Protective Services

Vermont Adult Abuse Registry

The Vermont Adult and Child Abuse Registry automated system was provided by the Agency of Human Service in response to legislation to improve Vermont’s Sexual Abuse Response System. Organizations can use this system to submit background registry checks against Vermont's Adult Abuse and Child Protection Registries. This electronic system does not include Vermont Criminal Investigation Center, Department of Motor Vehicle, or any other background checks outside of the VT Adult and Child Abuse Registries.

APS Statistical Information

On or before January 15 of each year until January 15, 2018, the Secretary of the Agency of Human Services shall submit a report on APS to the House and Senate Committees on Judiciary, the House Committee on Human Services, and the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare. This report is required by Act 79 (2005), Sec. 12, as amended by Act 46, (2013), Sec. 3. In addition, Act 46 requires quarterly reports be submitted by the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL) to the Legislature up until July 1, 2015. Thereafter, APS prepares quarterly reports less regularly.

About APS

Vermont’s Adult Protective Services (APS) program is the primary unit of state government responsible for investigating allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults under Title 33 of Vermont Statutes. APS is a program within the Division of Licensing and Protection (DLP), with the Assistant Director for Adult Protective Services reporting to the DLP Director. DLP also houses Survey and Certification (S&C).

Make a Report with Adult Protective Services

Make a report to APS if you believe a vulnerable adult was abused, neglected, or exploited by an alleged perpetrator. You should make a report if you feel that a vulnerable adult has been harmed because of actions (or inaction) taken by a specific person or persons other than themselves. In most cases, this requires an alleged perpetrator to either intentionally or recklessly harm the vulnerable adult. Vermont Law establishes who are vulnerable adults and what constitutes abuse, neglect and exploitation.

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Division of Licensing and Protection
HC 2 South, 280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-2060
For Telecommunications Relay Service: Dial 711

Clayton Clark
Division Director
(802) 241-0345

Joe Nusbaum
Assistant Director Adult Protective Services
(802) 241-0512

Suzanne Leavitt
Assistant Director Survey and Certification
(802) 241-0480

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This is a Division of the
Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
under the Agency of Human Services