Adult Protective Services (APS)

Adult Protective Services is one of five major programs at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

What We Do

At APS, we investigate reports of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of adults in the community who are 65 or older or who have disabilities, and provide or arrange for protective services when needed.  We also investigate allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of people living in state facilities and those receiving services in state-contracted community settings that serve adults and children with mental illness or intellectual disabilities.