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Adult protection: program overview

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Minnesota law says vulnerable adults must be safe and that a process must be in place to report suspected maltreatment, protect vulnerable adults  and requires respond to reports of suspected maltreatment in appropriate cases. The DHS Adult Protection Unit provides training and consultation to citizens, service providers, counties, law enforcement and state agencies regarding the Minnesota Vulnerable Adult Act.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services Unit helps to meet those requirements by:

  • Providing training and consultation to the public, serve providers, counties, law enforcement and state agencies on the Minnesota Vulnerable Adult Act
  • Developing policy and identifying best practices to prevent maltreatment of vulnerable adults and to respond to it if it occurs
  • Collecting and evaluating data regarding maltreatment of vulnerable adults
  • Operation of the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center
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