DFPS  courses helping employees to ensure children and older adults live free of abuse, neglect and exploitation. They do this by focusing on these areas:

  • Investigating abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults and people with disabilities.
  • Investigating abuse and neglect of children.
  • Placing children in foster care and helping foster children transition to adulthood.
  • Seeing that eligible children are adopted.
  • Licensing child care operations and investigating complaints.
  • Promoting programs that prevent abuse, neglect and juvenile delinquency.
  • Receiving statewide reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation.