Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of endangered adults. Endangered adults are individuals over 18 years old who are incapable of managing self-care due to a physical or mental incapacity. APS works to find the least intrusive resolution to address issues facing these individuals.
- What does Adult Protective Services do when a report is made?
- What interventions can Adult Protective Services use?
- Who is an endangered adult?
- Who should make a report to Adult Protection Services (APS)?
- Do I need to have proof to make a report?
- Will anyone know that I made a report?
- How do I make a report to Adult Protective Services (APS)?
Interventions may include:
- Referrals for appropriate housing
- In-home services
- Legal assistance
- Facilitating emergency medical treatment
- Cooperating with criminal investigations
- Advocating and obtaining civil orders
The Adult Protective Services is administered by the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's office, and is one of 18 APS Units in Indiana. APS Unit 2 serves St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall and Kosciusko counties and works with the respective prosecutors and law enforcement agencies in each jurisdiction.