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Protective services

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Adult Protective Services

The Elder and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EDACPA) is the California legislation that requires all counties to have an APS program to receive and respond to reports of elder and dependent adult abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

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Child Protective Services

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is the Federal legislation that provides minimum standards that states must incorporate in their statutory definitions of child abuse and neglect.

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Safely Surrendered Baby

The Safely Surrendered Baby Law allows a parent or person with lawful custody to surrender a baby confidentially, without fear of arrest or prosecution for child abandonment.

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The Public Administrator, Guardian, Conservator ensures the safety of persons who cannot care for themselves and manages the estates of persons who die without a will or executor.