Adult Protection

Report Suspected Maltreatment or Neglect IMMEDIATELY! 
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC): 1-844-880-1574 (24/7)

The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) is the state centralized system for reporting suspected maltreatment of a vulnerable adult. MAARC is operated by DHS. MAARC is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for mandated reporters and the public. MAARC makes timely referrals to the agencies responsible to respond for protective services and investigation.

Mandated Reporters Web Based Reporting Tool:
MAARC also provides an opportunity for mandated reporters to meet this requirement by making a web-based report at

Mandated Reporting for Vulnerable Adults Training and Requirements:
Mandated reporters are professionals, or professional's delegate, who are required under the state’s Vulnerable Adult Act to make an immediate report to MAARC if they suspect a vulnerable adult has been abused, neglected or financial exploited.DHS MN-Policy and Procedure:

Mandated Reporter Training:


Adult Protective Services programs and staff promote the safety, independence, and quality-of-life for older persons and persons with disabilities who are being mistreated or in danger of being mistreated, and who are unable to protect themselves. The Vulnerable Adults Act places responsibility for investigating incidents alleging abuse, neglect or financial exploitation with county social services, licensing agencies, and law enforcement. Each investigating agency has a different focus.

Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment Investigation Prioritization Guidelines