Adult Protective Services (APS)

Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults aged 60 and over and incapacitated adults over 18 years of age and provides services when persons are found to be in need of protection.

The goal of APS is to protect a vulnerable adult's life, health, and property without a loss of liberty. When this is not possible, APS attempts to provide assistance with the least disruption of lifestyle and with full due process, protection, and restoration of the person's liberty in the shortest possible period of time. APS seeks to achieve simultaneously and in order of importance: freedom, safety, and minimal disruption of lifestyle and least-restrictive care.

In Case of Emergency

In the case of any emergency, please dial 911.

More Information

For more information about adult abuse, neglect or exploitation and signs of adult abuse, please visit the Virginia State Department of Social Services Website.