Adult Protective Services

What are the adult protective services?

Adult protective services are services that help vulnerable adults age 60 and older who are in danger of harm, are unable to protect themselves, and may have no one to assist them. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) administers the state’s Adult Protective Services program. The agency has the authority to plan and develop programs and write rules and regulations pertaining to adult protective services. It also provides technical assistance to county staff. The county departments of job and family services receive and investigate reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults and evaluate the need for protective services.

 

What types of things are considered abuse?

See Fact Sheet

 

What is the best way to report suspected abuse or neglect of an adult?

To make a report of abuse or neglect, contact the law enforcement agency or the county department of job and family services in the county where the adult resides or where the incident occurred.

 

Elder Abuse Brochure

 

To report Elder Abuse contact:

Meigs County Job and Family Services

(740) 992-2117

 

PHONES/GOV'T SHUTDOWN


Beginning December 18, 2018, the phone menu options have changed.  Please listen carefully to the new choices.  Old extension numbers will not work.

Attention SNAP (Food Stamps) recipients

Due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, February SNAP benefits will be available on your EBT (Ohio Direction) card on January 16, 2019 and are meant to be used in February.  YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS IN FEBRUARY.

 This means that you may have two months’ worth of food dollars on your account this month. No food dollars will be added in February.  The early food dollars are meant to help with next month’s food.  We encourage our SNAP-participating customers to plan their purchases carefully so that they have money available to meet their food needs.

 

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