Vulnerable Adults

Crimes Against Vulnerable Adults

Abuse. Generally defined as assault but also covers areas such as sexual assault, force or coercing the vulnerable adult to do acts they would not normally do, use of unreasonable acts, verbal or physical, that would be derogatory or humiliating to the vulnerable adult.

Financial Exploitation. When a person takes advantage of the vulnerable adult's situation to obtain unauthorized money, this can include fraud, theft, forgery, and any other type of financial exploitation.

Neglect. The failure of a caretaker to provide a vulnerable adult with needed care or services. This includes medical, clothing, food, shelter, and supervision. The vulnerable adult may be self-neglecting as well.

How to Report Maltreatment of a Vulnerable Adult. 

Call 844-880-1574.  (24/7)

The information will be recorded and a report will be made to the appropriate agency and local law enforcement. They will review the report and take any action deemed necessary.

An investigation by the appropriate agency will be completed and once this is done, a finding will be issued.

Related website

Hennepin County Vulnerable Adult Protection

Last updated Aug 31, 2018



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