RED FLAGS OF ABUSE (pdf version)
The staff in Adult Protection Services who are licensed social workers investigate allegations of:
- abuse (intentional or negligent infliction of physical pain or injury)
- neglect (inadequate food, clothing, shelter or medical care)
- and exploitation (misuse of someone’s funds for profit or advantage without permission)
Adult Protection Services are mandated to protect anyone 18 or older who has a mental or physical disability which makes them unable to make and implement decisions.
Often Adult Protection collaborates with law enforcement, and other agencies to reduce the risk to this vulnerable population.
The Adult Protection office is available during normal business hours 8am – 4:30pm Monday thru Friday.
Adult Protection Service is responsible for Area IV, which covers eight counties of south central Idaho
(Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls Counties).
They can be reached through the Office on Aging (736-2122) or toll free (1 800 574-8656).
The Adult Protection Services are mandated by Idaho Code: 39-5301 through 39-5312 and 18-1505
These statutes can be found at Idaho Legislature website. Click on Title 39 – Health & Safety Chapter 53 or Title 18 - Crimes and Punishment Chapter 15.