OHIO COALITION FOR ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Speak up. Save a life.

aka OCAPS   |   Columbus, OH   |  ocapsohio.org

Mission

The Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services is a statewide coalition that strives to enhance the provision of services to adults at risk of abuse, neglect and exploitation through education, collaboration and advocacy. This is accomplished by offering an annual conference, presentations and training, material dissemination, maintaining an online resource hub, offering a help-line, while contributing to discussions involving elderly victims, aging services and supports, trends in aging, identifying service gaps, addressing seniors' needs and advocating for an improved quality of life for Ohio's seniors.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Mrs. Susan L Marshall

Main address

c/o Perfect Balance LLC 2470 East Main Street

Columbus, OH 43209 USA

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EIN

31-1301471

NTEE code info

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Seniors' Rights (R25)

Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (I70)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In 2015, there were 105,000 reports of elder abuse in Ohio. Studies show that while one of every six persons 60+ years old has, are or will be experiencing elder abuse, only one in twenty-four seniors will ever tell someone. The stark increase in the aging population is providing a wealth of vulnerable, at risk seniors who are becoming victims of crime. Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation is complicated. Services to victims of elder abuse have multiple criteria creating confusion, frustration and loss of hope that anyone will help. The Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services wants every senior to be abuse free and every elder abuse victim in Ohio to immediately have access to needed resources to ensure his/her safety with, the supports needed for a better quality of life.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

OhioHOPES

OhioHOPES strives to be Ohio’s informative hub for older adults at risk of crime. This initiative provides connections to resources, raises awareness, assists collaboration development, has a monitored helpline and provides support in reporting crimes.

OhioHOPES educational website is a one-stop-shop for older victims of crime with over 2,000 resources spanning all eighty-eight counties. The complexity of systems and services are organized to provide older victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, neglect and exploitation a path to help.

OhioHOPES presentations are offered free of charge to educate professionals, seniors and the general public about various topics regarding elder abuse including raising awareness, identification of acts of violence, and where to report if victimized.

OhioHOPES models best practice in the field of victims’ services promoting education and outreach to increase victim safety while maintaining confidentiality and enabling autonomy so older victims feel empowered to become free from abuse.

OCAPS OhioHOPES is a life-line to help and support, connecting service providers with victims searching for safety.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients referred to other services as part of their support strategy

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

OhioHOPES

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services' OhioHOPES project connects those at risk of or experiencing older adult abuse, neglect or exploitation, to situation-specific assistance.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services wants to connect every senior, caregiver, supporter and related professional to the best possible resources to alleviate elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, improving the quality of life for Ohio's seniors.

The Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services conducts two projects. The first, for 33-years the Coalition hosts approximately 250 professionals for an annual conference geared toward raising awareness of elder abuses. These professionals represent the aging network and prosecuting fields, academia, as well as the primary audience, Adult Protective Services, all gathered to learn best practices, trends and paths to resolutions. The purpose is to better equip professionals, within their roles, as together we work to combat crimes against our elderly.

Second, the OhioHOPES - Helping Ohio Protect and Empower Seniors is a three-pronged project. OhioHOPES offers an online resource hub which includes resources of interest to seniors in general as well as victims of elder abuse. www.ohiohopes.org has more than 1,500 entries in the resource section including entries for each of Ohio's eighty-eight counties. The website also provides definitions of abuse and explanation of reporting entities. This resource is available to anyone 24/7. Next, OhioHOPES conducts free presentations on the topics of elder abuse, interdisciplinary team development, increasing awareness where and how to report elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, most frequently to groups of seniors as well as other interested parties. Lastly, OhioHOPES offers a monitored help-line so persons can confidentially share his/her situation, in detail, to gain connection to local, vital resources tailored to meet the individual's immediate and long-term needs.

The Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services has an active, 25-member Board of Directors. The Board of Directors enlists coalition members and topic experts to serve on committees that navigate the organization's operations. The Education and Resource Committee in particular fulfills the majority of tasks affiliated with the annual conference. Currently, the Executive Director is the lone employee and conducts all aspects of the OhioHOPES project. Occasionally, volunteers assist with one of or both projects. The Executive Director has served vulnerable populations for over three decades providing insights into resources and reporting.

The Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services will be celebrating their 34th annual conference in 2019. This conference is recognized statewide and nationally, as a premier, high quality educational event filled with applicable information regarding adult protection.

OhioHOPES project, which had reached 190 seniors in the previous state fiscal year, in the most recent state fiscal year, served an astounding 5,468 senior victims, seniors at risk of becoming victims of elder abuses, their caregivers and supports.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Feedback from participants at our annual conference offered suggestions for future topics and format change to enable a greater variety of education in the single day event. This year's conference has incorporated these suggestions by adding an additional set of breakout sessions as well as topic experts covering a variety of educational needs.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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OHIO COALITION FOR ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Board of directors
as of 11/9/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Sylvia Pla-Raith

Office of the Ohio Attorney General

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Ms. Deanna Green, Vice Chair

Washington County Job & Family Services Adult Protective Services

Term: 2020 - 2022

Laura Abu-Absi

Ohio Job and Family Services Directors' Association

Kristina Allwood

OHSTS-IHS

Marianne Bradshaw

Direction Home

Maridell Couture

Cuyahoga County Job & Family Services

Carol Dayton

Consultant & NAPSA Board Member

Chandel Dusenbury

Lorain County Adult Protective Services

Melanie Hankinson

Ikor

Christopher Jones

Lucas County Adult Protective Services

Beth Kowalczyk

Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Kevin Kurpieski

Butler County Adult Protective Services

Brooke Lynch

Montgomery County Adult Protective Services

Adriann McGee

Reminger Co. LLC

Kristina Miller

Geauga County Adult Protective Services

Natasha Pietrocola

Cuyahoga County Job & Family Services

Teri Ruslander

Grove City Police

Sally Smith

Franklin County Office on Aging Adult Protective Services

Hilary Stai

Ohio Department of Aging

Susan Stroup

Coleman Professional Services

Margaret Teaford

Ohio State University - Retired

Heidi Turner-Stone

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services

April Wehrle

Office of the Ohio Attorney General

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/09/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/09/2020

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.