November 8, 2017
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 and/or mentally challenged. Types of referrals include physical, sexual or financial abuse, isolation, neglect, or self-neglect.
Presented by: Arturo Torres, Human Services Administrator I, Workforce Development, Aging & Community Services, Aging & Adult Services Branch
Arturo Torres is a Human Services Administrator for Los Angeles County Adult Protective Services and an adult schoolteacher for for Los Angeles Unified School District. He is a graduate of California State University of Los Angeles, where he received a BA degree in Sociology and Mexican-American Studies.
His calling and passion in life lies in building effective relationships, empowering communities, servicing others, and making a difference in what he believes in. Arturo promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment of people.
His career with Los Angeles County started 18 years ago at the Department of Public Social Services. In 2005, Arturo transferred to Adult Protective Services and was a Social Worker investigating allegations of abuse. Several years after his transfer to APS, he was promoted to Social Services Supervisor overseeing an APS Field Office in the city of Compton.
In 2015, Arturo was given the opportunity to oversee Region II in APS Line Operations Division. Region II is composed of five APS Field Offices (Pasadena, Glendora, East LA, Civic Center, and Metro), five Social Services Supervisors, and 36 social workers. He takes great pride in servicing his team and providing all the tools they need to service our vulnerable seniors and dependent adults in Los Angeles County.