Adult Protective Services

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Vermont Legal Aid and Disability Rights Vermont say they have settled a lawsuit with the state Adult Protective Services Division over a backlog of investigations.

Vermont has made big progress in clearing up a backlog of investigations by the division of state government that investigates reports of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of the elderly and other vulnerable adults.

But there's concern that the Adult Protective Services division of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living may be clearing the backlog in part by being too selective in taking new cases.