Indiana: Revamp protective services, lawmakers say
Several legislators are pushing for a revamping of the state's Adult Protective Services program after major issues were revealed through an Indianapolis Star investigation, the newspaper reports. The 18 county prosecutors who run the program are asking for more funding while they continue to study the issue, the media outlet says.
The newspaper's investigation found that the program has 30 full-time investigators to address its 40,000 annual calls and is also “severely underfunded.” In 2014, the prosecutors estimated that $11.6 million — $8 million more than the funding level then — was needed to finance the program correctly.
State Rep. Karlee Macer, a Democrat who works at a senior living community, told the newspaper that employees have at times called APS but have not received a response.