Abuse Prevention

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Abuse Prevention

DDS Safety Net – Preventing Physical and Sexual Abuse

The DDS SafetyNet is a website with health and safety information for individuals with developmental disabilities and for the people who support them. For more information on the prevention of physical and sexual abuse, click here.

Abuse Reporting

Adult Protective Services (APS)

Adult Protective Services (APS) is 24-hour service program to investigate all situations involving seniors (age 65 and older), and dependent adults (age 18-64 and physically or mentally impaired) who are reported to be endangered by physical, sexual or financial abuse, isolation, neglect, or self-neglect. For more information or to report suspected abuse of an elder or dependent adult, click here. (

Department of Children and Family Services Child Protection Hotline

The Child Protection Hotline answers telephone calls reporting suspected child abuse, neglect and exploitation twenty-four hours per day seven days a week. Professional staff evaluate all telephone calls reporting suspected abuse, neglect and exploitation to determine if an in-person investigation is warranted by Department of Children and Family Services.

Depending on the potential danger to the child(ren), reports taken are forwarded to protective services offices throughout Los Angeles County and/or law enforcement agencies for an in-person investigation.

The Child Protection Hotline telephone number is (800) 540-4000. For more information , click here.

WISE & Healthy Aging Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

The goal of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is to investigate and attempt to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of individual residents in long-term care facilities. These facilities include nursing homes; residential care facilities for the elderly (also known as assisted living or board and care facilities). For more information or to make a complaint about conditions in a nursing home, residential care facility or assisted living facility, click here.

SG/PRC Zero Tolerance Policy Regarding Abuse or Neglect of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

The San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center (SG/PRC) is committed to promoting and assuring the health, safety and security of our clients. Therefore, SG/PRC has adopted a "zero tolerance" policy regarding abuse or neglect of individuals with developmental disabilities, also known as regional center clients, as well as failure to report suspected abuse or neglect.

To view policy, please click here