Adult Protection


Minnesota has a central system for reporting suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults.

> State-wide common entry point available 24/7

> 844-880-1574 is the toll-free phone number for the general public

> Website access for mandated reporters is

The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center refers maltreatment reports to the lead investigative agency within the appropriate jurisdiction: Goodhue County adult protection services, the state Office of Health Facility Complaints, the Minnesota Department of Human Services Licensing Division, or law enforcement, depending on where the maltreatment occurred and whether or not criminal activity is suspected.


For more information about Vulnerable Adults go to and



Adult Protective Services (APS) provides assessment and protective services to vulnerable adults who may be experiencing abuse or neglect.  The role of Goodhue County APS is to investigate allegations of maltreatment or neglect, report allegation findings to the DHS Background Studies Unit, provide protection to the vulnerable adult, and provide training and presentations on vulnerable adult maltreatment issues.   For more information please about APS, please see the MN State Statute 626.5572 at Sec. 626.5572 MN Statutes 


A vulnerable adult is any person, 18 years of age or older who:

  1. Is a resident or a patient of a facility, receives licensed services from a home care agency or personal care assistance provider who is under the medical assistance program in Minnesota
  2. Possesses a physical or mental impairment that severely limits the ability to provide for and direct his or her own care AND are unable to report to protect themselves from maltreatment because of the physical or mental limitation

Information that is helpful when you report, but not required:

  1. The name and address of the vulnerable adult
  2. The name and address of the person causing the maltreatment
  3. The date and time of the alleged maltreatment
  4. Details of what happened, when, where and how
  5. Is the vulnerable adult still at risk