How to Report Abuse
In Utah, the law (62A-3-305 and 76-5-111.1) states that any person who has reason to believe that an elder or disabled adult is being abused, neglected or exploited must immediately report the situation to Adult Protective Services (APS) intake or the nearest law enforcement office.
Only the calls that involve abuse, neglect, or exploitation need to be referred to APS Intake. If the call has to do with resident's rights, then the information can be reported directly to your local Ombudsman office.
Please be prepared to offer the following information:(note: all information is not necessary, but helpful)
- Name, address, and phone number of victim.
- Identifying information of the victim such as: birth date, social security number, age, and ethnicity.
- Name, address, and phone number of alleged perpetrator (if applicable).
- Identifying information regarding alleged perpetrator. (if applicable).
- Your name, phone number and address.
- Provide information on any disability, health problem or mental illness.
- Reason for concern (alleged abuse, neglect or exploitation).
Call local law enforcement immediately if there is an emergency.
Adult Protective Services Referrals
- Salt Lake County: 801-538-3567
- All other areas of Utah: 1-800-371-7897