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Action Alert: Share Your Experiences with Adult Protection Services

On Wednesday, August 5, NCIL Executive Director Kelly Buckland and NCIL’s Violence and Abuse Subcommittee Co-Chair Jan Derry will be meeting with Kathy Greenlee, Administrator of the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

NCIL logo - National Council on Independent LivingIn 2014, ACL became the home for Adult Protective Services (APS), and Administrator Greenlee has made it a priority to focus on the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of people with disabilities and older adults. She will be meeting with Jan and Kelly to discuss how ACL can be better engaged with APS, and they are looking for input from you about your experiences.

If you have had personal experiences with APS, Jan and Kelly would like to hear your stories. Specifically, they are looking for stories that address the strengths, weaknesses, gaps, and needs of the current system. Your stories will help them identify priority areas for ACL to focus on and specific recommendations to ensure APS is able to effectively serve the disability community.

Please email your stories to Jan at jderry@nwvcil.org by Monday, August 3!

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