Adult Abuse Investigations

Lane County DDS has the responsibility and jurisdiction to conduct abuse investigations and to coordinate protective services for individuals with developmental disabilities who are over 18 years of age. These services are provided when abuse or neglect is suspected. Adult abuse may include physical, verbal, financial and sexual abuse, as well as abandonment, wrongful restraint, neglect and death. DDS employees and other community professionals are mandatory reporters of abuse.

To report suspected abuse or neglect, contact the Lane County Developmental Disabilities Abuse Reporting Line at (541) 682-3884 or email us at [email protected]

Mandatory Report Information

Oregon Administrative Rules on Abuse Reporting and Protective Services in Community Programs and Community Facilities, 407-045-0250 to 407-045-0370.

Abuse Investigation Resources

Adult Abuse Investigations Poster

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