Abuse, Neglect and Maltreatment will not be tolerated in any agency receiving funds from the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). Unfortunately, people with disabilities are abused, sometimes by the very people who are there to support them. It is your right to live, work, and have fun in a safe environment and to be treated with respect. It is against the law for someone abuse or hurt you.
Abuse verbal, physical, sexual, emotional. Here are some examples of abuse:
If you believe you are being abused – Tell someone – keep telling people until someone listens and helps you get out of that situation.
If you witness or suspect abuse or neglect of any individual receiving services, you are required to report it.
Take these steps immediately:
If found abusing or neglecting an individual, you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
There are three options to reporting abuse, neglect or just to make a concern:
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