Colorado has a toll-free phone number to report mistreatment of an at-risk adult and self-neglect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Please call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-264-5437 to report concerns about the mistreatment of an adult. All calls are confidential and will be routed to the county where the Adult resides.
Adult Protective Services (APS) receives reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of at-risk adults conducts an investigation into the allegations, and implements services to reduce and prevent further mistreatment.
The Montezuma County APS program:
At-risk adults are defined as persons age 18 or older who are susceptible to mistreatment or self-neglect because the adult is unable to perform or obtain services necessary for his or her health, safety, or welfare or because they lack sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning their person or affairs.
Reports and Referrals are received from anyone with a concern. Some positions and professions are Mandated to Report.
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Adult Protection Services office is located in the County Annex
107 North Chestnut Street, Suite 231
Cortez, Colo. 81321
There are no charges for our services.
Referrals and Reports are taken in person or over the phone Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. If you need to report caretaker neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, or self-neglect of an at-risk adult, after business hours please call local law enforcement.