Adult Protection

Vulnerable Adult

A vulnerable adult is a person 18 years of age or older who is unable or unlikely to report maltreatment of him or herself because of a physical or mental infirmity or other physical, mental or emotional dysfunction that impairs a person's ability to provide adequately for his/her own care without assistance.

 Maltreatment of a Vulnerable Adult

A vulnerable adult is a victim of maltreatment when he/she is subjected to abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.

Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center

The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) is the statewide common entry point for reporting suspected abuse of a vulnerable adult and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call MAARC toll-free at 844-880-1574 to make a report.