Jun 04, 2019 · Adult Protection Dakota County protects vulnerable adults from abuse and maltreatment. Social Services takes steps to investigate the abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable adults. Vulnerable adults are anyone 18 years of age or older who live in licensed facilities (nursing home, hospital or residential facility), receive health services. County Adult Protective Services agencies investigate reports of maltreatment of vulnerable adults when the suspect is a family member, friend, or stranger not related to a program or service licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health or the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).
Jul 01, 2019 · County Ordinances; Fingerprinting Services; County Attorney News Releases; County Sheriff News Releases; County Sheriff Newsletters; Health & Family Healthy Living; Job Search Assistance; Parenting Help; Personal Finance; Public Assistance; Adult Protection; Child Care; Child Protection; Child Support; Adoption; Chemical Health; Foster Care. Dakota County Social Services investigates reports of child physical abuse, child sexual abuse and child neglect that are believed to be committed by a parent, relative or other household member. The agency also investigates reports of these incidents that are believed to have happened in a Dakota County child care home or foster care program.
Dakota County helps people of all ages and abilities find resources to live successfully in the community. The Community Living Services unit can help you get started on finding solutions that will help you or a loved one live as independently as possible. The North Dakota Legislature passed the Vulnerable Adult Protective Service Law in 1989. The law authorized the Department of Human Services to develop, administer, and implement a program of protective services for vulnerable adults.