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Reporting abuse and neglect of people with developmental disabilities

What to do if you suspect abuse and neglect of a person with Developmental Disabilities, or if you are a victim.

Anyone that sees, hears, suspects, or has been told about abuse or neglect of someone with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability should report.  Many providers of support are mandatory reporters and are required to report within 24 hours.  

Adult Abuse and Neglect Reports: 503-557-2874 (Clackamas County DD Program Investigator)

Child Abuse and Neglect Reports: 971-673-7112 (Child Welfare Child Abuse Hotline-under 18)

If you feel that an individual is being hurt or is in danger right now, call 911 immediately!

Reports will be screened to see if they meet criteria for investigation and reported to law enforcement when a suspected crime has been committed.  Protective services assistance may be offered to alleged victims by Service Coordinators, Personal Agents, or other individuals that help provide support to protect health and safety. For more information, visit the State of Oregon website.  Scroll to OAR 407-045-0250-0360 for the Community Abuse Rule.

Clackamas County abuse investigators provide training to individuals who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities, their families, and staff on how to identify and report abuse and neglect.  

To request training, contact Robyn Hoffman at robynhof@clackamas.or.us or 503-557-2872

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