Report Elder Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

Fairfield County Department of Job and Family Services provides Adult Protective Services to the elderly residing in Fairfield County who are in danger of harm, unable to protect themselves, and/or have no one else to assist them.  Adult Protective Services is mandated to investigate and evaluate all reports of suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults age 60 and over.

Social, medical, and mental health care professionals are mandated by law to immediately report suspected abuse, neglect (including self-neglect), or exploitation to the County Departments of Job and Family Services. Other mandated reporters for APS include attorneys, peace officers, senior service providers, coroners, clergymen and professional counselors.  Any concerned citizen should report suspected situations of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation to their County Departments of Job and Family Services.

To report an allegation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation in Fairfield County call 740-652-7887. Your call will be answered by one of our highly skilled Protective Services Screeners who will ask questions to guide you through our screening process. After your call a supervisor will review the information to determine if the information meets criteria for investigation/assessment by a trained APS investigator.

The information you provide will be kept in strict confidence and can always be provided anonymously if you prefer.