What Happens When Someone Makes a Report?
Each Wisconsin County has professional people who know how to help and the
the systems of protection are better than ever before.
The responder's first concern is the safety of the adult at risk.
Responders will determine the type of abuse, neglect and/or financial
exploitation. Services will be offered as needed to improve the
current situation and hopefully prevent any future abuse from happening.
There are many agencies that work to reduce danger and provide services
or assistance to victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Services may include health care, aging programs (including
transportation, nutrition and benefit counseling), domestic
violence/sexual assault services (safety planning, counseling, support
groups, and legal advocacy) and criminal justice intervention. Other
available resources may be offered, including help with home
repairs, social connections and legal matters.
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March 15, 2013