The Adult Protection Services program serves at risk adults over the age of 18 who are, or are suspected to be, victims of mistreatment.
Adams County Adult Protection Services is responsible for taking referrals, investigating allegations, and completing assessments to determine appropriate services.
At-risk adults are defined as persons age 18 or older who are susceptible to mistreatment or self-neglect because the adult is unable to perform or obtain services necessary for his or her health, safety,
or welfare or because they lack sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning their person or affairs.
The Adult Protection Services unit investigates reports of self and caretaker neglect, financial and other forms of exploitation and physical and sexual abuse.
To report suspected cases of adult maltreatment call 720.523.2057.