From the President

Welcome to the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA).

We at NAPSA are passionate about stopping elder and vulnerable adult abuse and neglect.   If you work in Adult Protective Services, or are visiting this website because you have personal or professional experience with this kind of abuse, or are simply interested in learning more about it–we’re here to help.

The NAPSA staff and its Board of Directors have extensive experience working with older persons and adults with disabilities who have been abused, neglected, financially exploited, or are unable to care for themselves.  And we have representatives throughout the country who work with local Adult Protective Services (APS) programs to ensure that the victims they serve receive the highest quality services.

Because we believe everyone has the right to be safe in his or her own home, ensuring the safety and independence of victims is paramount for NAPSA.

We hope you find our website informative and helpful.  It will:

  • address your questions
  • provide facts and figures about abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • direct you to the appropriate area and agency
  • inform you about the current state of affairs in APS around the country
  • update you on national legislative and policy activities

If you weren’t an advocate on behalf of these victims before you visited us, we hope you are now.  They have no one to stand up for them; they need us to do it for them.  Won’t you join us?   Become a member of NAPSA and network with helpful people who work every day to be part of the solution to stop the victimization of our elderly and disabled adult family members and friends.

Since we are always trying to improve our services, please let us know if you have any suggestions for how we can make this website better meet your needs.

Thank you for your interest and your support, and if there is any way that NAPSA can help you, please let us know.

Mary Counihan
President, Board of Directors
National Adult Protective Services Association