Adult Protective Services
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Adult Protective Services (APS)

In Indiana, Adult Protective Services (APS) investigate allegations of abuse, neglect, self neglect, and exploitation of endangered adults. APS Unit 8 investigates allegations in Marion, Boone, Hamilton and Hendricks counties.

An endangered adult is defined by Indiana state statute as an individual who is:

  • At least eighteen (18) years of age;
  • Incapable by reason of mental illness, mental retardation, dementia, or other physical or mental incapacity of managing or directing the management of the individual’s property or providing or directing the provision of self care; and
  • Is harmed or threatened with harm as a result of neglect, battery, or  exploitation.

Indiana law requires anyone who has reason to believe that another individual is an endangered adult to make a report to the local Adult Protective Services Unit or law enforcement.

How to Make a Report to Adult Protective Services:

APS Unit 8 Telephone: (317) 327-1403

Statewide Hotline: (800) 992-6978


Facsimile: (317) 327-5404

What to report*:

  • Endangered adult’s name, address, and phone number
  • Endangered adult’s age and physical and mental condition, if known
  • Nature and extent of alleged neglect, battery, or exploitation, if known
  • Any additional information that might be helpful

*All reports are confidential