Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services (APS) responds to reports from individuals, concerned citizens, social service and health providers, and law enforcement about adults with physical, mental, or development disabilities, or elders who may be physically or financially abused, neglected, or exploited, or who are unable to meet their own needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Upon receipt of a report, APS sends a social worker to make a home visit or contact the elder or dependent adult. 

Trinity County has a 24-hour hotline for reporting abuse of older adults and disabled adults who may be physically or financially abused, neglected, or exploited. The 24-hour hotline is: 530-623-1314 and the local APS number is: 530-623-8209.  
 


Reports of Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation can be reported online by clicking the button below. 


IMPORTANT: 

•EMERGENCY or “IMMEDIATE RESPONSE” reports must be submitted by telephone.

•Reports submitted online may not be processed by APS until the following business day.
 

    

 

 

To report suspected abuse of an elder in a nursing home, residential care facility for the elderly, or assisted living facility, contact the State CRISIS line number: 1-800-231-4024 or your local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: 530-229-1435

 

Resources:

Training available -

Mandated Reporting - Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse and Neglect in California (California Department of Social Services) 

If you are interested in in-person Mandated Reporting training for your agency or commnunity group, contact Trinity County Adult Protective Services at (530) 623-8209 or via email at hhs.adultservices@trinitycounty.org.