DPPC receives the first-ever ACL Federal Grant specifically designated to improve states’ Adult Protective Services (APS) systems
The Disabled Persons Protection Commission (“DPPC”) is pleased to announce that it is one of 11 state agencies nationwide to be awarded a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living. This two-year, $300,000 grant, will allow DPPC to improve the adult protective services (“APS”) system in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. DPPC’s project, titled “Improving the Well-Being of Persons with Disabilities through a Multidisciplinary Partnership,” creates a collaboration between DPPC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Riverside Community Care, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services, Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong, Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance, Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, Jane Doe, Inc. and the Hampden District Attorney Office. This partnership will work to improve the overall experiences, health, well-being and outcomes of sexual assault victims with developmental disabilities by improving access to effective trauma-informed services from Massachusetts rape crisis centers. DPPC is excited to work with its collaborators to continue to improve the lives of persons with disabilities throughout the Commonwealth.