DPPC is now offering monthly, mandated reporter trainings at the DPPC office in Braintree, Massachusetts. This training will provide mandated reporting professionals with information on recognizing, reporting and responding to abuse of persons with disabilities. All interested participants are required to register. Each scheduled training has a capacity of 25 people. Participation in preferred training will be on a first register, first come basis. Trainings are free of charge.
Disabled Persons Protection Commission
300 Granite Street
Braintree, MA 02184
At time of registration, select ONE date
- Trainings will be held the third Thursday of every month
- Session 1: From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
To register, please click on the following link to complete and submit form.
For more information, please contact Jennefer Raymond, DPPC Training Specialist, at: Jennefer.Raymond@State.MA.US
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.
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.
To obtain copies of DPPC Annual Reports, please contact the State Library of Massachusetts, which is the official depository library for Mass. state agency publications. They collect and archive the publications of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission. To access these files, please click on the following link: www.archives.lib.state.ma.us/handle/2452/50205.