Certified At-Risk Adult Crime Tactics Specialist (CACTS) Training

The Certified At-Risk Adult Crime Tactics Specialist (CACTS) training is provided through the Georgia Department of Human Services Forensic Special Initiatives Unit GBI Crimes Against Disabled Adults and Elder (CADE) Task Force in cooperation with: Administrative Offices of the Courts of Georgia; Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police; Georgia Bureau of Investigation; Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council; Georgia Public Safety Training Center; Georgia Sheriff’s Association; and the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education.

The CACTS class is reserved for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, EMS, bank investigators/trainers/risk managers, regulatory agencies, medical, and social services agencies that respond to the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of at-risk adults.

The CACTS class is approved for 12 hours POST credit, CLE, EMS, and LCSW CEUs. Attendees must complete both days to receive credit. There is no cost for the training. Upon successful completion of the class, the attendee will have earned the Certified At-risk Adult Crime Tactics Specialist (CACTS) designation.


To equip primary and secondary responders with knowledge and skills to recognize and respond appropriately to at-risk adult crime victims in Georgia as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Attendees will learn:

  • Joint accounts and legal documents are not a license to steal
  • Undue influence – are transactions “voluntary?”
  • Power of Attorney
  • Investigations and overcoming challenges
  • Georgia criminal law relating to at-risk adults
  • New changes to Georgia Law
  • Mandated reporting
  • When is a death suspicious?
  • Prosecution of crimes against at-risk adults
  • Communication skills and much more