Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) contact information
To request training and/or copies of DPPC's training and outreach materials, please contact DPPC directly:
Phone: (617) 727-6465 or 1-888-822-0350 TTY
DPPC offers a variety of trainings to the general public free of charge. Service providers or other professionals may request an overview of M.G.L. c.19C, which includes: recognizing, reporting and responding to suspected abuse and neglect; the role of mandated reporters; the intake and screening process; investigations and oversight; protective services; and the referral of criminal cases through DPPC’s State Police Detective Unit (SPDU). Trainings can be tailored in content and length to meet the needs of the agency requesting the training.
Members of the State Police Detective Unit, housed at DPPC, routinely provide training regarding criminal issues to law enforcement officers, police recruits, and other professionals, and upon request to service providers.
New Webinar on Financial Abuse
The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) are pleased to present a new webinar on Recognizing and Reporting Financial Abuse.
This webinar presents risk factors, indicators and impact of financial abuse along with several case studies. Presenters also give an overview of mandated reporting and what happens when cases are reported to DPPC. This training is presented by Susan Love, the Abuse Prevention and Outreach Coordinator at DPPC and Rich Santucci, the Director of Human Rights for DDS.
Annual and quarterly reports, laminated reporting and sexual assault cards, magnets, posters, audio tape and training video and manual are available by contacting DPPC as directed above. Brochures, posters and other outreach materials are available in a variety of formats and languages. A portion of DPPC’s outreach materials are available to download on-line by clicking onto the Outreach Materials section of this website.