Information for helping vulnerable adults, including how to make vulnerable adult abuse reports.
The Common Entry Point (CEP) is available 24 hours per day to receive reports of vulnerable adult maltreatment. The CEP assesses these reports and sends them to the appropriate lead investigative agency (county, law enforcement, Office of Health and Facility Complaints or the Department of Human Services).
Anyone can make a report concerning the safety of a vulnerable adult. To make a vulnerable adult report, please call the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) at 1-844-880-1574. MAARC will provide the report information to Olmsted County Adult Protection for those situations in which Olmsted County is the lead investigative agency.
If you are a mandated reporter, you may use the online reporting tool at www.mn.gov/dhs/reportadultabuse.
Information that is helpful when you report, but not required:
- The name and address of the vulnerable adult
- The name and address of the person causing the maltreatment
- The date and time of the alleged maltreatment
- Details of what happened, when, where, and how
- Is the vulnerable adult still at risk.
The role of Olmsted County Adult Protective Services
- Investigate allegations of maltreatment
- Report allegation findings to DHS Background Studies Unit
- Provide protection to the vulnerable adult
- Provide training and presentations on vulnerable adults and maltreatment issues.
For more information, please see MN Statute 626.5572.
Olmsted County's Prioritization Guidelines can be viewed here.