Mandated by the State of California, Adult Protective Services (APS) is a 24-hour service program designed to investigate all reported at-risk situations without regard to income involving individuals 65 or older and dependent adults (18-64 who are physically or mentally impaired). Types of referrals include physical, sexual or financial abuse, isolation, neglect, or self-neglect. Referrals are received through the Elder Abuse Hotline or from other entities.
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The judicial branch of government is charged with interpreting the laws of the State of California. It provides for the orderly settlement of disputes between parties in controversy, determines the guilt or innocence of those accused of violating laws, and protects the rights of individuals. The California court system, the nation's largest, serves over 34 million people with more than 2,000 judicial officers and 21,000 court employees. The head of the judicial branch is the Chief Justice of California.
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The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence is a statewide membership coalition of domestic violence agencies and victim service providers that was formed in 2005 through the merger of the California Alliance Against Domestic Violence (CAADV) and the Statewide California Coalition for Battered Women (SCCBW). These two organizations joined together to form one state coalition to foster unity within the domestic violence movement in California.
The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Cyberbullying can be defined as “Willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.” It is also known as “cyber bullying,” “electronic bullying,” “e-bullying,” “sms bullying,” “mobile bullying,” “online bullying,” “digital bullying,” or “Internet bullying.”
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DCFS Mission Statement: By 2015 DCFS will practice a uniform service delivery model that measurably improves: Child safety, permanency access to effective and caring service. There are six goals for L. A. County Department of Children and Family Services: Improved child safety, decreased timelines to permanence, reduced reliance on out-of-home care, self-sufficiency, increased child and family well-being, enhanced organizational excellence...
The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. The FTC offers excellent information about identity theft.
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Fraud.org is a project of the National Consumers League (NCL), a nonprofit advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, was founded in 1899 to promote the interests of consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. Over its 113-year history, NCL staff have dedicated themselves to this mission through investigation, public interest advocacy and consumer education.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) administers the Victim Notification Program, which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. However, in order to receive this notification, victims and witnesses need to register on the victim notification website at http://www.ice.gov/victim-notification .
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The National Domestic Violence Hotline was established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by Congress. The Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public.
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Project Sister Family Services began as a response to a series of violent assaults against women in the Claremont and Pomona areas. At that time there were no local services to assist survivors of sexual assault in Pomona and East San Gabriel Valley. A small group of women responded to this need by beginning a 24-hour hotline out of their homes. In 1972, the vision and compassion of these idealistic young people and those who helped them resulted in the beginning of a non-profit organization they named Project SISTER (an acronym for Sisters in Service To End Rape). Since then, Project Sister Family Services has grown to annually serve more than 45,000 women, children, and men with services that reflect its mission.
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The StopBullying.gov coordinates closely with the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Steering Committee, an interagency effort led by the Department of Education that works to coordinate policy, research, and communications on bullying topics. The Federal Partners include representatives from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, the Interior, and Justice, as well as the Federal Trade Commission and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.