Texas law requires the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to conduct  community satisfaction surveys about Adult Protective Services (APS).

The survey is sent every other year to members of the judiciary, law enforcement, community resource groups, and APS community boards. Each new survey builds on the initial one conducted by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) in November 2004.

APS uses results of these surveys to benefit APS clients by developing strategies to sustain community support, augment local community networks, strengthen volunteer programs, and develop resources in Texas communities.