ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES PROGRAM
The Tohono O’odham Adult Protective Services Program (APS) under Ordinance No. 03-03, provides for APS to serve and protect adult members fifty-five and over, vulnerable adults and incapacitated adults within the jurisdiction of the Tohono O’odham Nation from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
The Program consists of (1) APS Program Manager Senior, (1) APS Supervisor, (5) Human Services Investigators, (5) Case Managers, (2) Family Preservation Specialists, and (1) Administrative Assistant.
The APS Program provides outreach to the public so the public can be knowledgeable of the program and understand that every person has a responsibility to report any type of abuse. When a referral is made APS investigates the allegation(s). Once the investigation is complete the case may be closed or it may be assigned to a case manager for on-going support and referrals to other appropriate services. Sometimes a client with their family will go through the Family Preservations program. The Family Preservation Specialists work with families to try and keep the families together; to preserve the family unit and to maintain the client in the least restrictive environment.
APS serves in the best interest and welfare of the elder persons, vulnerable and incapacitated adults. Any referral made can be made anonymous. The Program has an on-call person 24/7. In any situation, persons can also call the Tohono O’odham Police Department.
Phone Number: (520)383-6099
David Sampson, APS Manager Senior
Julia A. Felix, APS Supervisor