Case Backlog Leads To Uninvestigated Abuse

06/08/11 12:44PM By Jane Lindholm, Ric Cengeri
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In December 2010, there was a backlog at Adult Protective Services of up to 300 cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation to seniors and vulnerable adults in Vermont. This meant abusive situations were left uninvestigated for months.

Ed Paquin of Disability Rights Vermont says a new agreement that will address this backlog by increasing the number of investigators, ensuring calls reporting abuse are handled properly and that outside evaluation of procedures are enacted.

Listen to Jane Lindholm's interview with Ed Paquin. 

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