Adult Protective Services

 

Who are we?

Adult Protective Services (APS) is responsible for investigating reports and arranging for services to protect vulnerable adults ages 18-59 and emancipated minors who are at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation or extortion.

 

Who to call?

Adult Protective Services is here to help. APS investigates to assess the adult's risk of harm. If APS concludes that the adult is at risk, it works to arrange for services to protect the adult from further harm. APS strives to help individuals live free from abuse in a manner that supports choice and independence.

  • Reports of adult abuse may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to 1.800.898.4910 (toll-free).
  •  If you witness a life-threatening situation involving an adult with disabilities, immediately call 911.
  • Report incidents of abuse, neglect, and exploitation involving adults 60 and older to Elderly Protective Services at 1-833-577-6532 or 225-342-0144. 

NOTE:  To report physical or sexual abuse, or to remain anonymous, you MUST call the toll-free APS hotline at  1.800.898.4910.

 

Online Reporting

Reports of adult abuse may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week online by using the link or QR code below.  

NOTE: Reports of physical or sexual abuse ARE NOT allowed to be made online.  Please report adult physical or sexual abuse by calling the toll-free APS hotline, 1-800-898-4910.

Adult Protective Services (APS) Online Reporting Form

QR Code

 

Louisiana Relay (larab.org)

People who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking can make or receive calls to APS through Louisiana Relay.  Louisiana Relay offers numerous free calling options to communicate over the telephone.  If you feel LA Relay will benefit you, click the above link.

 

 Additional Resources

 

COVID-19 Resources

Physically Separated but Socially Connected: Tips and Resources for Supporting the Wellbeing of Vulnerable Adults during the COVID-19 Emergency 

Tips for Reducing Stress in the Face of COVID-19 

Worker Safety During Home Visits 

Worker Safety During Home Visits - Portable